Programs for After and Before Participating in FLL

               This program provides the equipment or software to explore four technology related careers, Robotic  Engineering, App Development , Multimedia (social/Video/web based design), and Cyber Defense ...securely protecting a company's servers or network against hacker attacks.  In the Robotics Venue you will build and program a SUMO wrestling robot and compete in matches along wtih participating in several Live Robot Challenges where you will build and program robots to do specific tasks. Teams will begin in the late fall with registration and participate for 2 days in Hilton Colliseum on the Iowa State University Campus where they will work and compete in their technology discipline program

Video from 2013 IT-Adventures Robotics Program Day 1   Video Day 2


     FTC is designed for those who want to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as for well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.


Students get to: 
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  Design, build, and program robotscheckbox gold
  Apply real-world math and science conceptscheckbox gold
  Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skillscheckbox gold
  Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournamentscheckbox gold


To complete your team registration, you will need:

  • $50 Registration fee (Team Grant Information)
  • Email addresses for 2 coaches - TWO Coaches, over the age of 18, must pass the FIRST Youth Protection Screening prior to being able to pay for your team, access materials etc. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule.  Screening can take a few days to complete. Please plan accordingly.
  • Your basic team info

What does my registration fee get me?

  •     Challenge Document - yearly Challenge topic/theme developed with the help of topic experts
  •     Coaches' Resources - links, books, and places for coaches to find resources for the Challenge topic
  •     Coaches' Manual - general Jr.FLL information such as rules, building a team, and help getting started
  •     Jr.FLL Team Meeting Guide - 6-8 week guide that aligns with the Challenge Document and contains lessons/activities to assist the coach throughout the Jr.FLL season
  •     Jr.FLL Online Showcase Access - online Expo experience, teams share their research, LEGO model and Show Me poster with teams from around the world, while collecting virtual stickers along the way
  •     Reduced pricing on LEGO Kits

Focused on building an interest in science and engineering in children ages 6-9, Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) is a hands-on program designed to capture young children's inherent curiosity and direct it toward discovering the possibilities of improving the world around them.  Just like FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®), this program features a real-world challenge, to be solved by research, critical thinking and imagination. Guided by adult coaches and the Jr.FLL Core Values, students work with LEGO elements and moving parts to build ideas and concepts and present them for review.
Team Members get to:
checkbox red  Design and build challenge solutions using LEGO elementscheckbox red
  Apply real-world math and science conceptcheckbox red
  Research challenges facing today’s scientistscheckbox red
  Learn team building and presentation skillscheckbox red
  Develop Show Me poster


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