Ignite your interest in robotics and STEM! Feel the thrill of learning through hands-on discovery with the FIRST Lego
League program, one of the three STEM-learning programs, offered by FIRST, which are now available in the Delano
Public School District. FIRST LEGO League immerses kids in real-world science and technology challenges.
What is FIRST Lego League?
Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork.
Guided by two or more adult Coaches and several student mentors from
the Orange Crush Robotics team, FIRST Lego League teams research a
real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, or, as is the
case this year, the human water cycle. The teams are then challenged to
develop a solution to the problem they’ve decided to research. Each team
also must design, build, and program a robot using a LEGO
MINDSTORM kit, then compete on a table-top playing field.
Impact on Participants
FIRST LEGO League has had a proven, positive impact on participants, and it is well
documented. Over 87% of students are more interested in doing well in school, and 88%
have more interest in attending college. The cool thing about FIRST Lego League is that
all skill levels are welcomed and needed, technical or non-technical, but by the end of
the season, every student will be able to say that they’ve learned something new.
Why Join a FIRST Lego League Team
FIRST Lego League gives elementary and middle school students and
their adult Coaches the opportunity to work and create together to solve a
common problem. This program gives students a chance to shine! Each FIRST Lego
League season culminates with regional tournaments and championships
where teams show off what they learned and invented, and compete with
their robots. Some teams earn an invitation to the FIRST Lego League
World Festival as part of FIRST Championship Houston or FIRST
Championship Detroit, where teams from all over the world meet and
Practices are likely to be after school on Mondays and Wednesdays, starting at 3:30 PM, and ending at 5:30. This is a tentative schedule, depending upon
what needs to be done or availability for students/mentors. The teams are guaranteed at least one or two competitions a year.