Welcome to Robotics!
Coach: Ms. Fisher
What is First Lego League?
FIRST LEGO League is a robotics program for 9 to 14 year olds, which is designed to get children excited about science and technology -- and teach them valuable employment and life skills. In FLL, teams learn both through what we do (the Robot Game and the Project) and how we do it (the FLL Core Values). Through the Robot Game teams build and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology to score points in 2.5 minute matches on a themed playing field. Through the Project, teams explore an actual problem that today’s scientists and engineers are trying to solve, develop an innovative solution to that problem (either by creating something that doesn’t exist or building upon something that does), and share their findings with others. Throughout their work on the Robot Game and the Project, teams are guided by the FLL Core Values to build teamwork skills and make this a great experience for everyone involved. The FLL Core Values are the cornerstones of the FLL program. They are among the fundamental elements that distinguish FLL from other programs of its kind. By embracing the Core Values, participants learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork.
We will meet twice a week (Tuesday & Wednesday, 3:00-5:30) throughout the season with the possibility of additional meetings as we near the competition. The 2019 Montana State First Lego League Tournament will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019 in Shroyer Gym on the campus of Montana State University. A calendar of meeting dates and times will be shared at a later date. Attendance to each meeting is mandatory. (You may need to choose between this team and a sports team or check with your coach to see if it is a problem for you to attend Robotics Team meetings.) Our team’s 2018-2019 kick off meeting will meet on Tuesday, October 16th, 3:30-4:50 in room 134 (Ms. Fisher’s room- annex). There will be a parent meeting the first week in November.
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