2013 Lynchburg Regional Jr. First Lego League

2013 Lynchburg Regional Jr. First Lego League

Jr. FIRST LEGO League Season
The Future Focus Foundation and the Region 2000 Technology Council are excited to announce the fourth annual season of the Lynchburg Regional Junior FIRST LEGO League. There is a limited number of team sponsorships available so make sure to get your request in early.

Save The Date!  Region 2000 Jr. FLL Expo will be held April 20, 2013 at LCA
The 2013 Region 2000 Jr. FIRST LEGO League Expo is scheduled for April 20th at Liberty Christian Academy.  The theme for the 2013 Expo will be “Super Seniors”.

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 20, 2013. Note: un-sponsored 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 “Super Seniors”.

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: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/jr.fll

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

See below for our Jr FIRST LEGO expo promotional flyer:

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