Jr FIRST LEGO League and expo for 2012

2012 Jr. FIRST LEGO League Season
The Future Focus Foundation and the Region 2000 Technology Council are excited to announce the third annual season of the Lynchburg Regional Junior FIRST LEGO League beginning in early 2012. This year, we have a limited number of team sponsorships available so make sure to get your request in early. New teams in new locations will be getting priority for sponsored supplies.

Save The Date (Jr. FIRST LEGO Exp0 April 28)
The 2012 Region 2000 Jr. FIRST LEGO League Expo is scheduled for April 28th at Timberlake Christian School.  The theme for the 2012 Expo will be “Snack Attack”.  Participants in the 2012 Jr. FIRST LEGO League will take a “hands-on” approach to the topic of food safety by exploring how proper preparation and storage and help us keep healthy. Teams will learn about simple machines as they build a model made of LEGO elements with a motorized moving part, and will create a team Show-Me Poster to represent their Snack Attack findings.

What Your Need To Know
Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) captures young children’s inherent curiosity and directs it toward discovering the wonders of science and technology. Jr.FLL features a real-world Challenge, solved by research, critical thinking and imagination. Guided by adult coaches, student teams work with LEGO elements and moving parts to build ideas and concepts and present them for review.

Here are some of the details for Junior FIRST:

  • The teams are composed of 2-6 children ages 6-9
  • Teams typically meet 6-8 times
  • The season culminates with the Lynchburg Regional Junior FIRST LEGO Expo (non-competitive sharing and fun!). The season will begin in February with the event being held April 28, 2012. Note: unsponsored teams are welcome to participate in the Expo. We will be glad to send ordering information for the supplies.
  • Jr. FIRST teams will do basic research and build a solution to a challenge based on the theme “Snack Attack,” related to food safety.

The Challenge
Every year, Junior FIRST® LEGO® League works with experts in the field to create a Challenge that relates to an important real world issue. The end result of the design process is a Challenge with two defined parts – the Show-Me Poster and the Model.

The Show-Me Poster requires teams to illustrate their research and team journey. It provides an opportunity for them to share what they studied, what they learned, and to show information about the team and each team member.

The Model gets teams moving! Teams build a representation of what they are researching, based off the Challenge, and incorporate simple machines and movement into their creation.

Get more details: here.

Contact Elizabeth Narehood, Managing Director of the Future Focus Foundation for more information about team sponsorships, enarehood@techcouncil.us or (434) 847-1447.

For more information about Junior FIRST, visit their main website.
See below for our Jr FIRST LEGO expo promotional flyer:

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