Getting pumped for the FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. 2017/2018 season? In the AQUA ADVENTURESM Challenge, more than 40,000 children will navigate the uncharted waters of this most valuable resource. In British Columbia and Alberta we have a combined total 31 FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams. On behalf of FIRST Robotics Society of western Canada, I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to all, especially to those volunteers, mentors and coaches who without your contribution, this program would not be possible.
FIRST LEGO League Jr. (FLL Jr.) is a non-competitive, hands-on, STEM based program designed for children ages 6 – 9. It is the first of four programs offered by FIRST. It sets the foundation for students to learn basic engineering and programming skills while igniting their creativity by using LEGO as their medium. Students are presented with a real world challenge and guided using research, critical thinking, teamwork, gracious professionalism and of course fun!
This week some of our teams learned about FIRST Core Values and built a LEGO water pump which they will incorporate into their final team model.
This is sure to be an exciting season! Please stay tuned for more and don’t forget to follow us on our social media!