FIRST® LEGO® League Jr.

An exciting STEM experience for children aged 6-9

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For more information email: firstlegoleaguejr@theiet.org

 

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) programme for 6-9 year olds. Each year a theme relevant to the world around them is chosen as a focus for the children’s work. The teams research the topic, displaying their ideas on a Show Me poster, build a LEGO® model and program one part to move using LEGO Education WeDo 2.0. FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. rapidly develops teamwork, design, programming and communication skills, but the most important thing is that it is great fun and makes the children feel proud of what they have achieved!

 

The 2019-2020 challenge theme is...

Boomtown build logo  

 

What if you could build a better world? Where would you begin?

More than ever, we must come together to innovate and solve problems.
You have the power to help the cities, towns, and places you call home reach new heights.
Explore and learn more about your community with BOOMTOWN BUILD!

 

Registration will open in September 2019

 

Please download the Challenge document for BOOMTOWN BUILDSM.

BOOMTOWN BUILD Challenge
PDF PDF (325 k) Updated July 2019

 

MICRO FIRST® LEGO® League Jr.

Bring this exciting STEM and life skills programme into your classroom!

MICRO FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is designed for teachers to run within their lesson time, and ensure every child in their class gets the benefits of what this brilliant programme has to offer.

Click here to find out more!

  

Core Values

The FIRST® Core Values should guide everything your team does. It is very important you understand them and ensure that you can demonstrate to the judges that your team embodies these Core Values.


Core Values  

Core Values text

 

How FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. works

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) programme for 6-9 year olds.

Each year a theme relevant to the world around them is chosen as a focus for the children’s work. The teams research the topic, displaying their ideas on a Show Me poster, build a LEGO® model and program one part to move using LEGO Education WeDo 2.0. FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. rapidly develops teamwork, design, programming and communication skills, but the most important thing is that it is great fun and makes the children feel proud of what they have achieved!

  • Form a team of up to six children, ages 6 to 9. You can form this team however you like: through a school, as a family, with a community group or just a group of friends!
  • Choose an Expo and register to take part. Team registration costs £35 (plus VAT). Once you have registered and paid, you'll be sent an Inspire Set (big box of LEGO), 6 x Engineering Notebooks and a Team Meeting Guide, which will help you organise your team and guide them through the Challenge..
  • Purchase a LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 set. These are available from any LEGO Education distribution partner or through our Official Mindstorms/WeDo 2.0 partner Raising Robots. You will need the WeDo 2.0 to program the model.
  • Download the Challenge Document.
  • Work through the Team Meeting Guide to complete the Challenge, and allow the children to develop their Poster and Model.
  • Bring your team to the nearest Expo where they'll present their work to other teams, share what they have learnt and celebrate their achievements. Each child receives a medal and certificate, and the goal is to send them home feeling incredibly proud of what they have achieved!

You don't need any particular expertise to be a team coach - just an enthusiasm to help the children develop life skills while investigating a STEM topic.

You can find more general details about the programme on the global website

  

LEGO® WeDo kits provide a great introduction to robotics for this age group and are an integral part of FIRST® LEGO® League Jr.

You will need a LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 set to complete the Challenge - please find information on how to purchase one here:
https://raisingrobots.com/

Download the LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 software FREE here.

  

Watch our promotional video to find out more...!

   
 

How to get involved

If you represent an organisation which is interested in hosting a FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. Expo,
please contact us at firstlegoleaguejr@theiet.org

 

Crest Award scheme


 

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is CREST Accredited

The British Science Association runs the CREST Award scheme. It is a nationally recognised accreditation scheme for STEM project work with 40,000 students in the UK gaining awards each year. Students can complete a Discovery CREST Award whilst competing in the FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. during this project.

For further details please see the attached document or visit The British Science Association CREST Awards.