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FLL Jr. Program

Welcome to FIRST® LEGO® League Junior! The newest program in FIRST®, FIRST® LEGO® League Junior (FLL Jr.) introduces students aged 6 to 9 to the exciting world of science and technology. Just like FIRST® LEGO® League, FLL Jr. features a real-world challenge to be solved by research, critical thinking and imagination. Guided by adult coaches, students work with LEGO® elements and moving parts to create solutions and develop a Show Me Poster to illustrate their project. On average, FLL Jr. teams meet once or twice a week for 6-8 weeks. During that time, students will become familiar with the year’s Challenge, and choose a topic to research which pertains to the task at hand. The sheer scope of the theme each year can be mind-boggling, even for adults, but the Challenge lays the groundwork for understanding larger issues, concepts that the team members will surely take with them as they grow. Once teams do the research, they will build a model and create a Show Me Poster to present their findings.  A Show Me Poster is a illustration of the team’s research into the task at hand, and a illustration of the team’s journey throughout the season.  This provides an opportunity for them, as a team, to share what they studied, share what they discovered, and a chance to show how each team member was involved and what each team member learned as a result of their research. In recap, younger elementary school students get to:

  • Design and build challenge solutions using LEGO® components.
  • Create a Show Me Poster and practice presentation skills
  • Research challenges facing today’s scientists
  • Discover real-world math and science
  • Begin to develop team-working skills
  • Engage in team activities guided by FLL Jr. Core Values

 

FLL Jr. Core Values

The cornerstones of the FLL Jr. program are its Core Values, which emphasize contributions of others, friendly sportsmanship, learning, and community involvement.

We ask that everyone affiliated with FLL Jr. honor these values.

  • We are a team.
  • We do the work. Our coaches and mentors help us learn, but we find the answers ourselves.
  • We share our experiences and discoveries with others.
  • We are helpful, kind, and show respect when we work, play, and share. We call this Gracious Professionalism.
  • We are all winners.
  • We have fun!

For complete information about the  FIRST® LEGO League Jr., you can check out the FIRST FLL Jr. Homepage.  There you will find resources about everything FLL Jr.-related.  For any questions regarding FLL Jr. in the Central Texas area, you can contact our Program Manager, Jess Jankowitsch, at jess.jankowitsch@firstintexas.org

 

The Challenge

 

2016- 17 CREATURE CRAZESM Challenge

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In the 2016-2017 CREATURE CRAZE Challenge, over 40,000 children will dive into the wonders of the animal kingdom as they join Elisa, the honey bee to discover the many wonderful animals that live alongside her native habitat.

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION!

 

Past Challenges

 



2014-15 Think Tank




2013- 14 Disaster Blaster




2012- 13 Super Seniors




2011- 12 Snack Attack




2010- 11 Body Forward




2009- 10 Smart Move




2008- 09 Climate Connections




2007- 08 Power Puzzle




2006- 07 Nano Quest




2005- 06 Ocean Odyssey




2004- 05 No Limits