4-H FLL Judges Interview Folders
Remember that your research folders are good review for the judges to look over after you have left the interview, but the most important role that they play for the team is in helping the team review each of the parts of their FIRST Lego League Season, teamwork , Robot Design, and their research project, to help them review all of the things that they will want to share with the judges. A good judge’s folder does not replace a great interview where the team members work hard to share all of the important accomplishments and memories from their season in each of these parts of their FLL season of preparation.
What to include in your FLL Judges Folders:
Teamwork/Core Values Interview:
1. On front of Folder, glue Team Info Sheet. Use the same one for all folders as it includes description paragraphs for all sections. Download original from:
At the top of this form in Internet Explorer there is a floppy disc icon. You can click on this and save the document on your computer.
2. Write up a few paragraphs on things your 4-H FLL team has done to help build teamwork, any challenges that were fun. Key fun phrases you use to share your accomplishments and anything else that could share how you work together well.
3. Share how your team came up with the design of your t-shirt and Team name. What was the process for making these decisions?
4. Include any pictures of your team having fun that have snapped throughout the season.
Robotics Design/Technical Interview:
1. On front of Folder, glue the Team Info Sheet. Use the same one for all folders as it includes description paragraphs for all sections. Download original from:
a. http://www.firstlegoleague.org/sites/default/files/Official_Event_Info/TeamInfoSheet-fixed-12-2-11.pdf At the top of this form in Internet Explorer there is a floppy disc icon. You can click on this and save the document on your computer.
2. Share pictures of how your robot has changed from when you started until tournament time. Include pictures of all of your attachments for your robot…those that worked and that you will be using as well as those that you tried that did not work as intended or that you ended up modifying.
3. It is an important engineering skill to label each part of the program, each move block, each turn block, and each sensor block with a short text label before printing off the program for your folder. You use the Text bubble tool up on the toolbar by selecting it and then clicking over top of the block that will put in a text box for you to type what that block does… for example --turn right, go straight, turn on light sensor.
4. Print off all of the programs from your NXT Mind storm 2.0 software. When you pull up your program in the software, print off the programming Palette with all of the move blocks and other parts to it. Staple together if any of the programs run more than one page.
5. If you have time and can, it is helpful to write up some of the major ways that you changed your robot over time especially if you went from tracks to wheels or from the three wheeled bot to the 4 wheeled bot or adding gears and what you learned from that change.
6. You can also share some of your strategies on how you planned out the missions you wanted to complete.
7. This interview is for all of the design and programming of the robot, so whatever you can share in your folder that help the judges see that work….you want to make sure you share the info in your interview, but putting together the info in your folder helps you remember all of the things to make sure you share in the interview.
Research Project Presentation and Interview:
1. On front of Folder, glue the Team Info Sheet. Use the same one for all folders as it includes description paragraphs for all sections.
a. download original from: http://www.usfirst.org/uploadedFiles/Community/FLL/Events/TeamInfoSheet.pdf At the top of this form in Internet Explorer there is a floppy disc icon. You can click on this and save the document on your computer.
2. Your Research project folder is where you want to include all of your original research…
a. any notes on interviews you conducted with experts or people that helped you in your research info
b. any websites printed off and included that you used with the research,
c. a copy of your presentation skit or PowerPoint –the script with everybody’s parts
d. any research pieces that you used in putting together your presentation
e. Any surveys that you did of people in doing your research
f. Share a list of the groups that you presented your research presentation to as a part of your FLL Research Project where you are required to make one or more presentations to community groups.
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