FIRST LEGO League (FLL), robotics, is a program of exploration for children ages 9-14, which is designed to get children excited about science and technology - and teach them valuable employment and life skills. FLL Core Values are the cornerstones of the FLL program. They are among the fundamental elements that distinguish FLL from other programs. By embracing the core values, participants learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping each other is the foundation of teamwork. The core values are:
We are a team
Each fall, FLL teams around the world are provided with an annual Challenged on firstlegoleague.org. The Challenge is based on a set of real - world problems facing scientists and engineers today. The Challenge has 2 parts: The Robot Game and the Project. In the Robot Game, teams design, build, program, and test autonomous robots using Lego Mindstorms technology. The robots are designed and programmed by team members to perform a series of tasks, or missions, during 2 1/2 minute matches on a playing field (mat) which reflects the real world theme for the season. In the Project, teams research a real-world problem related to the season's Challenge theme. Then they create an innovative solution to that problem (either by creating something that doesn't exist, or by building upon something that does). The teams are expected to share their research/results with others.
FLL at Hillside: On the first day of school at Hillside, announcements are made regarding how to apply for the team. Each team can have up to 10 members. FLL meets at least 2 days/week after school for 2 hours each, increasing to a third day as needed. It is a HUGE commitment for a child; meetings cannot be missed, as kids fall behind quickly and it is unfair to the other team mates to pick up the load.
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