AcronymFocuses on inspiring youth, teaching life skills, nurturing an interest for science and technologyTeaching and practicing gracious professionalism
In addition, FIRST is about these things all in the context of learning and play
There are 4 level of FIRST that focus on different ages groups and levels of complexity.FIRST combined with Lego creates FIRST Lego League
FLL is the 2nd of 4 level of FIRSTChildren ages 9 to 14 will be involve in activities that will offer a lot of opportunities
Here’s some information about the founder – Dean Kamen – inventor of the segway His missionSome statistics on participation
FLL is the 2nd of 4 levels – mainly for ages 9-14FIRST partners with the Lego Group to form FIRST Lego League or FLL
FLL programs are happening all over the world – FIRST together with Legos produces a fun way to learn about science and technology
It’s done in the context of a challenge
Here’s a list of some of the activities students can expect to become involved in.
Each year FIRST researches real world problems and poses them to children to solve. – the last challenge dealt with biomedical engineering for healing the body.
Here is a list of some of the challenges presented over the years and the growth in the number of teams that participatedMy involvement started in 2002 – parental support2003 through 2007 – held classes – went to compeition
No surprize the largest number of teams comes out of the silicone valleyMy goal with robotics was to see more teams come out of our area