SECOND ANNUAL SEASON BEGINS EARLY 2011
The Region 2000 Technology Council and the Future Focus Foundation are excited to announce the second annual season of the Lynchburg Regional Junior FIRST LEGO League beginning in early 2011. We are pleased to be able to offer sponsorships to fifteen teams this season!
FIRST programs have been a part of our region’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program for over five years. We have had great success with FIRST LEGO League (for ages 9-14) in the region and are thrilled to be able to extend the benefits of the program to our younger students through Junior FIRST LEGO. Our inaugural season in early 2010 was a great success with twenty teams participating in the end of season Expo.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Here are some of the details for Junior FIRST:
- The teams are composed of 2-6 children ages 6-9
- Teams typically meet 6-8 times
- The season culminates with the Lynchburg Regional Junior FIRST LEGO Expo (non-competitive sharing and fun!). The season will begin late January/early February with the event being held in late April (date TBA). Note: unsponsored teams are welcome to participate in the Expo as well!
- Jr. FIRST teams will do basic research and build a solution to a challenge based on the theme “Body Forward,” related to biomedical engineering.
LEARN MORE ABOUT JUNIOR FIRST LEGO LEAGUE
Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) captures young children’s inherent curiosity and directs it toward discovering the wonders of science and technology. Jr.FLL features a real-world Challenge, solved by research, critical thinking and imagination. Guided by adult coaches, student teams work with LEGO elements and moving parts to build ideas and concepts and present them for review.
What Kids Get To Do
- Design and construct a model using LEGO bricks and moving parts
- Present their research journey on a poster
- Learn teamwork skills
- Build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills
How JrFLL Works
- Teams of up to 6 children, ages 6 to 9 (grades K-3)
- Schools, home schools, families, civic groups, churches, neighborhood groups
- Adult coaches and mentors
- Parents, grandparents, teachers, community volunteers
- New real-world Challenge project each year, based on same theme as the FLL program
- Community-hosted events
For more information about Junior FIRST, visit the main website or download a PDF summary.