First Lego League
Our school will participate again this year in the First Lego League.
What is the FLL;
The FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) is a programme that supports children and teens in order to familiarise them with science and technology in a more relaxed atmosphere.
The main idea is:
:: To make children and teens enthusiastic about science and technology
:: To promote the idea of team spirit among the participants
:: To encourage children and teens to work out complex projects in a creative way The basis of FLL is a fun robotics tournament where children and teens must complete a “mission” with the help of a robot. The children study a certain subject with their team and plan how to program and control an autonomous robot which will complete the mission.
The FLL teams will have the chance to see all the stages of a real product development, problem solving under time constraints, with minimal sources and against unknown rivals. The FFL is a miniature of real life business in every aspect.
The core FLL values are the cornerstones of the project. These values are among the fundamental elements thanks to which the FLL competition stands out from other similar projects. By adopting core values, participants learn that fair play and mutual benefit are no separate targets, and that helping each other is the foundation of teamwork:
- We are a TEAM.
- We do all the work to find solutions, guided by our teachers and mentors.
- We know that our teachers and mentors do not have all the answers. We learn together!
- We respect the spirit of healthy competition.
- What we discover is more important than what we win in the end.
- We share our experiences with others.
- Whatever we do, we never fail to demonstrate Gracious Professionalism®.
- We have fun!
How does the FLL Tournament work?
FLL teams work on the Robot Game missions and on the presentation of the research project.
Each year, the contest covers a new topic relating to world current affairs and issues. The Challenge and any information regarding the Tournament are posted on the Internet alone.
During the preparation for the tournament, each FLL team is guided by its teacher. For the research project, the team analyses the information gathered; FLL volunteers, experts in all scientific fields necessary for the project, provide answers to everyone involved. The team prepares a presentation of its research results, which will be submitted to the team of judges on day of the tournament. There are no restrictions for the presentation, as long as you have fun: poems, songs, theatre plays, and anything else you can come up with!
The FLL Challenge
With the Robot Game, the pupils build and program an autonomous LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot to score as many points as possible by completing a series of missions on a specially designed thematic playing field. The FLL Challenge Kit consists of the play mat and the mission models made up of LEGO® bricks, which are set on strategic places on the play mat.
An FLL Robot should solve as many missions as possible in 2 ½ minutes. Designing and building a robot requires scientific and engineering knowledge, as well as the use of strategies to find a solution to the missions assigned.
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