FIRST® LEGO® League is a versatile, cross-curriculular experience, which utilizes educational robotics. FLL® offers the contents and assignments for the annual challenges, which are suitable for comprehensive school and hobby clubs. Previous experience on programming and robotics is in not required.
Guided by adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, then compete on a table-top playing field. The tournaments are also a great place for meeting other teams interested in science and technology, and having fun. FIRST® LEGO® League is a global program operated by local partner organizations responsible for each area's FLL-tournaments.
Each annual challenge has own theme and a special game board, which teams needs to practice for robotics competition
The FLL-tournaments are a great place for having fun and meeting other teams.
In FLL-events teams presents to judges not only their project and robot engineering but also how they use Core Values and how their robots complete challenges they are chosen.
An adult coach will facilitate the team's work, but the teams will create their FLL-solutions themselves.
First Lego League wants to promote science, innovation and gracious professionalism and collaboration.
The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.
The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.
The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.