Meeting Schedule & Location for 2014-2015 is subject to change
Here is the link to National FIRST Lego League information: http://www.firstlegoleague.org/
Here is the link to the Iowa State Engineering Kids website: http://www.isek.iastate.edu
Who can join 4-H First Lego League?
Any youth 9-14 years old are eligible and all applicants will be considered for the 10 member teams that will be selected in each community. When you join, you will be required to register for 4-H since FLL is part of Mahaska County 4-H. The cost to join is $30 and we have partial financial assistance available. Registration for 4-H is completed in 4hOnline (iowa.4honline.com). We will focus on 4th-6th graders as members in Mahaska County.
What will they do?
They will learn teamwork and communication first, then they will work on programming a Lego MINDSTORM EV3 Robot to complete specific tasks on an 8 foot by 4 foot challenge field. They will also identify a community project and plan a presentation that they will share with Community Leaders based on a creative approach to a solution on the year's theme. These teams will participate as an Iowa First Lego League Team in the Southeast Regional Competition (typically held at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa) in December.
Teams will meet once or twice weekly to prepare their team project and presentation and learn to program their robot for completing the challenges that their robot must complete in the 2 1/2 minute rounds of competition.
As you approach the competition, it is critical that your team use the FIRST Lego League Core Values---- especially, “What we discover is more important than what we win” and “We are a Team".
FIRST Lego League Competition consists of 4 parts:
The judges will also look for how well the team applied the First Lego League Core Values in their preparation for the competition so it is very important for them to be able to share them and talk about how they applied them to their team.
If you have an interest in being on the FIRST Lego League team, or if you are an adult or older youth who would like to volunteer to coach, please call 641-673-5841 ext. 28 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a very fun and exciting project for youth to become involved in!