Junior FIRST Lego League
Focused on building an interest in science and engineering in children ages 6-9, Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) is a hands-on program designed to capture young children's inherent curiosity and direct it toward discovering the possibilities of improving the world around them. Just like FIRST LEGO League (FLL), this program features a real-world challenge, to be solved by research, critical thinking and imagination. Guided by adult coaches and the
Jr.FLL Core Values, students work with LEGO elements and moving parts to build ideas and concepts and present them for review.
Each yearly Challenge has two parts, the LEGO Model and the Show Me Poster. Working in teams of two to six children and guided by at least one adult coach, teams work to complete the Challenge.
In the first pilot year, 2004, more than 375 participants looked for ways to improve access for people with different physical abilities. The challenge was called "No Limits".
The second pilot year, 2005, nearly 900 students learned about habitat of marine life in"Ocean Odyssey".
Children learned about the scale of nanometer in the final pilot year, 2006. Over 2400 participated in "Nano Quest".
In 2008, over 7000 students learned about tools used to study climates in a challenge called "Climate Connections".
Earth's future was the 2008 game's focus. Called "Climate Connections", 12,944 students found a climate issue that affected them, then competed in various climate themed challenges.
In 2009, Jr.FLL was relaunched as a robotics program and expanded to a global stature. "Smart Move" featured 1500 teams and students learned about many transportation issues.
Through the 2010 "Body Forward" Challenge, students explored the cutting-edge world of Biomedical Engineering.
In the 2011 "Snack Attack" Challenge, over 12,000 children from 5 countries will take a "hands on" approach to the topic of food safety by exploring how proper preparation and storage can help keep us healthy.
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