We are excited to have a First Lego League team at The Rock Academy this year! Every Tuesday and Thursday you will find fourteen students from 4th – 6th grade immersed in real-world science and technology challenges. They are building and programming a Lego robot which will be used to accomplish missions centered around the theme Animal Allies. In addition they are examining the ways in which humans and animals interact, identifying a problem, and creating a solution. As they work together, they are learning and practicing core values which will help them develop valuable life skills. Our team will compete in tournaments to showcase what they have learned.
We are a part of F.I.R.S.T. “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology”. FIRST is a non-profit, with partners like Leidos, NASA, and Qualcomm, whose goal is to inspire science & technology in students. We invite you to visit their website at www.usfirst.org to get a feel for their robotics program and take a look at the amazing things they do!
Besides being a lot of fun for students, the FIRST program is a life-changing, career-molding experience for them. Our students demonstrate teamwork as they gain practical knowledge in manufacturing, programming, digital media, fundraising, web design, accounting and public speaking as they compete with a wide range of FIRST teams. The process of building and competing with our robot is the mechanism that inspired our students to push themselves beyond expectations. Every team will design, fabricate and program a robot to perform the tasks for that years challenge, executed within the specifications that FIRST sets forth.
Here is what our students have to say about FLL:
“I think Lego League is really good because it helps inspire kids to work together and learn more about Lego’s.” – Bethany Loomis
“First Lego League is a great team learning system for kids. Also your LEGO experience can improve too. You can make new friends, learn to program, and work together.” – Nate Clifford
“FLL is a great team learning experience and a great way to get interested in programming and building.” – Jesse Loomis
- FLL – FIRST Lego League – Jr. Warriors (4th – 6th Grade)