FIRST LEGO® LEAGUE
Presented by
Patriots Technology Training Center
Introductions
Chris Allsbrooks
Robert Allsbrooks
& The Robotic Engineers
Introduction of Students
Name
Age
Grade & School
Do you have any Lego Robotics Experience
Agenda
• Patriots Lego Robotics Program
• FLL Overview
• Icebreaker
• Research Project Video
• Natural Disaster Quiz
• Rob...
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Grade Level
FIRST Programs
FIRST LEGO League FIRST Tech Challenge
FIRST Robotics Competition
...
What is FLL?
 INSPIRES children, ages 9 to 14, to
participate in science and technology
 ENGAGES children in playful and...
How it Works
PROBLEM SOLVING AND CREATIVITY
 Present children with a real-world problem
 New scientific theme each year
...
FLL Teams
 APPLY math and science concepts to
research, design, build and program
autonomous robots
 USE LEGO MINDSTORMS...
Time Commitment
YOUR TEAM NEEDS YOU!
 All team members are important
and need to be involved
 Team practice every week
...
Parent Commitment
YOUR TEAM NEEDS YOU!
 FLL is similar to sports
 For the team to be successful, parents
have to help th...
2013 Challenge - Nature’s Fury
 EXPLORE awe-inspiring storm,
quakes, waves and more that we
call natural disasters
 DELV...
2013 Challenge – Nature’s Fury Overview
 Core Values
 The Project
 Robot Design/Strategy
 Robot Game
The challenge is ...
2013 Challenge - Core Values
 We are a team.
 We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our
coaches and mentor...
2013 Challenge - The Project
 Identify a community that could
experience a natural disaster
 Identify a problem that hap...
2013 Challenge – The Project
 Avalanche or landslide
 Tornado or cyclone
 Earthquake
 Tsunami
 Flood
 Volcanic erupt...
2013 Challenge – Robot Design
 Teams will demonstrate their favorite
robotic missions
 Judges will assess of design of t...
2013 Challenge – Robot Design
 Design robot using the Lego education
kit
 You will have enough pieces be able to
build a...
2013 Challenge – Robot Game
 Teams program an autonomous
robot to complete missions on the
game board
 Each team has two...
 All teams get the chance to compete
 Present research projects and innovative solutions
 Play robot games against othe...
More Information
 Weekly coaches meeting through FLL
 Online tutorials for robot design
 Online tutorials for programmi...
 Provides mentors for Lego
 Supplies robots for teams
 Has designated meeting space for all teams on Saturdays
 Promot...
Break Time
Ice Breaker
Sit Down If…
RESEARCH PROJECT VIDEO
Natural Disaster Quiz
 When you hear a tornado coming, what should you do?
 Run away as fast as possible
 Stay where you are and don’t move
...
 When are hurricanes most likely to happen in the United States?
 Mid January to mid May
 Mid August to late October
 ...
 What factors contribute to flooding?
 Rainfall intensity
 Rainfall duration
 Both rainfall intensity and rainfall dur...
 Where do most earthquakes occur?
 Along the boundaries of the Earth’s crustal plates
 On the continent of Antarctica
...
 A Tsunami is:
 A tidal wave
 Series of sea waves
 Result of El Nino
 When do Tsunamis occur?
 Any time of the year,...
 If you hear a thunderstorm coming, what should you do?
 Stand under a tree for protection
 Go inside a building or a c...
 Landslides are often associated with:
 Periods of heavy rainfall or rapid snow melt
 Areas of forests and thick vegeta...
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2013 patriots kick off

  1. 1. FIRST LEGO® LEAGUE Presented by Patriots Technology Training Center
  2. 2. Introductions Chris Allsbrooks Robert Allsbrooks & The Robotic Engineers
  3. 3. Introduction of Students Name Age Grade & School Do you have any Lego Robotics Experience
  4. 4. Agenda • Patriots Lego Robotics Program • FLL Overview • Icebreaker • Research Project Video • Natural Disaster Quiz • Robot Games Overview • Q & A
  5. 5. K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Grade Level FIRST Programs FIRST LEGO League FIRST Tech Challenge FIRST Robotics Competition Jr. FIRST LEGO League
  6. 6. What is FLL?  INSPIRES children, ages 9 to 14, to participate in science and technology  ENGAGES children in playful and meaningful learning  PROVIDES a fun, creative, hands-on learning experience  CHALLENGES children to solve real- world problems using robotics  TEACHES children to experiment and overcome obstacles  BUILDS self-esteem and confidence An international program created through a partnership between FIRST and The LEGO Group Team Infinity (2011) State Competition at UMBC
  7. 7. How it Works PROBLEM SOLVING AND CREATIVITY  Present children with a real-world problem  New scientific theme each year TEAMS OF STUDENTS AND MENTORS  Work as a team  Learn with adults and mentors DO IT ALL IN 8 WEEKS  Building, programming, testing, investigating solutions  Competing with peers in high-energy tournaments  Presenting solutions to a real-world problem to a panel of judges Patriots at Patent Trade Office (2013)
  8. 8. FLL Teams  APPLY math and science concepts to research, design, build and program autonomous robots  USE LEGO MINDSTORMS® technologies  GAIN hands-on experience solving real- world problems  Robot Game  Research Project  LEARN from and interact with adult mentors  WORK as a group to overcome obstacles and meet challenges  ENGAGE in an online community Robotic Engineers (2012) Patriots Saturday Practice Session Building the robot and attachments
  9. 9. Time Commitment YOUR TEAM NEEDS YOU!  All team members are important and need to be involved  Team practice every week  Coaches - set weekly goals to stay on track  Closer to competition, you may need to meet 2-3 time/week  Don’t forget to have FUN! 2012 Maryland State Qualifier Aberdeen Proving Ground Robotic Engineers Overall Champion Award
  10. 10. Parent Commitment YOUR TEAM NEEDS YOU!  FLL is similar to sports  For the team to be successful, parents have to help the Coach  Parent assistance includes:  Being responsible for a section  Taking photos  Helping with materials  Keeping your child on task  Mock judges for competition  Team building exercises  Don’t forget to have FUN! 2012 Patriots Lego Kickoff We were meeting with parents and new students Our team was outside practicing 2 parents led practice
  11. 11. 2013 Challenge - Nature’s Fury  EXPLORE awe-inspiring storm, quakes, waves and more that we call natural disasters  DELVE into questions surrounding how to prepare for natural disasters  CREATE a solution for what can be done when intense natural events meet the places where people live, work and play  PLAY robot games based on problems faced before, during and after a natural disaster This year, FLL teams embark on an exploration of natural disasters as they:
  12. 12. 2013 Challenge – Nature’s Fury Overview  Core Values  The Project  Robot Design/Strategy  Robot Game The challenge is encompasses the follow areas:
  13. 13. 2013 Challenge - Core Values  We are a team.  We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors.  We know our coaches and mentors don't have all the answers; we learn together.  We honor the spirit of friendly competition.  What we discover is more important than what we win.  We share our experiences with others.  We display Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® in everything we do.  We have FUN FLL Core Values are the cornerstones of the FLL program: 2012 Maryland State Qualifier Aberdeen Proving Ground Robotic Engineers Core Values Poster
  14. 14. 2013 Challenge - The Project  Identify a community that could experience a natural disaster  Identify a problem that happens when a natural disaster occurs  Create an innovative solution that helps people prepare, stay safe, or rebuild  Share your problem and solution with others
  15. 15. 2013 Challenge – The Project  Avalanche or landslide  Tornado or cyclone  Earthquake  Tsunami  Flood  Volcanic eruption  Hurricane  Wildfire  Storm (wind, sand, blizzard, or rain) The team must select a nature disaster from following list:
  16. 16. 2013 Challenge – Robot Design  Teams will demonstrate their favorite robotic missions  Judges will assess of design of the robot and attachments (what you create to complete missions)  Judges will ask questions about the teams Robot Game strategy Teams interview with a panel of judges about the operation and design of their robot Robotic Engineers (2011) Omega Supreme Robot
  17. 17. 2013 Challenge – Robot Design  Design robot using the Lego education kit  You will have enough pieces be able to build a robot and basic attachments  You can use any official Lego pieces to supplement your Lego education kit.  Good place to start is Constructopedia Additional Information
  18. 18. 2013 Challenge – Robot Game  Teams program an autonomous robot to complete missions on the game board  Each team has two and a half minutes to complete as many missions as possible  Two members of the team are allowed at the board during a match; however, they can switch out if needed. What the kids really care about!!!!! 2012 Maryland State Competition UMBC Robotic Engineers Senior Solutions Challenge
  19. 19.  All teams get the chance to compete  Present research projects and innovative solutions  Play robot games against other Patriots teams  Fun for everyone involved Patriots Competition at BSU
  20. 20. More Information  Weekly coaches meeting through FLL  Online tutorials for robot design  Online tutorials for programming  Past research project & presentations ideas  On the web  www.usfirst.org  www.firstlegoleague.org
  21. 21.  Provides mentors for Lego  Supplies robots for teams  Has designated meeting space for all teams on Saturdays  Promotes STEM and teamwork  Students can participate in more than one Patriots activity  Encourages brainstorming within team to complete research project and missions  Has end of season competition for all teams at Bowie State University
  22. 22. Break Time
  23. 23. Ice Breaker Sit Down If…
  24. 24. RESEARCH PROJECT VIDEO
  25. 25. Natural Disaster Quiz
  26. 26.  When you hear a tornado coming, what should you do?  Run away as fast as possible  Stay where you are and don’t move  Take cover right away  What is the main cause of tornadoes?  Hurricanes  Tropical storms  Thunderstorms TORNADOES
  27. 27.  When are hurricanes most likely to happen in the United States?  Mid January to mid May  Mid August to late October  Early June to mid August  What is the most damaging result of hurricanes?  Rain  High winds  Storm surge HURRICANES
  28. 28.  What factors contribute to flooding?  Rainfall intensity  Rainfall duration  Both rainfall intensity and rainfall duration  How many inches of fast moving flood water can sweep you off your feet?  6 inches  8 inches  10 inches FLOODS
  29. 29.  Where do most earthquakes occur?  Along the boundaries of the Earth’s crustal plates  On the continent of Antarctica  On the equator  If you are outside when the shaking from an earthquake begins, you should:  Move to an open area  Run inside the nearest building  Find a tree or something to grab on to EARTHQUAKES
  30. 30.  A Tsunami is:  A tidal wave  Series of sea waves  Result of El Nino  When do Tsunamis occur?  Any time of the year, day or night  During the winter  During the summer TSUNAMI
  31. 31.  If you hear a thunderstorm coming, what should you do?  Stand under a tree for protection  Go inside a building or a car  Lay flat on the ground  When are thunderstorms most likely to happen?  During the Winter months, in the early afternoon hours  During the Spring and Summer, in the afternoon or early evening  During the Fall, in the early mornings THUNDERSTORMS
  32. 32.  Landslides are often associated with:  Periods of heavy rainfall or rapid snow melt  Areas of forests and thick vegetation  Both of the above  What should you do if you are caught in a landslides?  Lay as flat on the ground as possible  Quickly move out of the path of the landslide or debris flow  Stand in the same place and do not move LANDSLIDES

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