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Information for Teachers

Overview

FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) is a global science and technology challenge for teams of students, to encourage an interest in real world issues and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers. The students work together to explore a given topic and to design, build and program an autonomous LEGO robot to solve a series of missions.

FLL is for young people aged 9 to 16 years, working in teams of up to ten students with a supporting adult coach. Each year FLL releases a new challenge for the teams. The challenge involves a robot game and a research project, and students will need to demonstrate the FLL core values throughout all their work.

What do I need to do?

  • Get a team of students (up to 10) together to take part
  • At least 2-3hrs a week for the team to meet and work on their project (This can be class time, during breaks or after school)
  • Purchase a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Core and expansion set or apply to borrow a set for your first year.
  • A laptop or two to run the LEGO Education Mindstorms EV3 Software (runs on XP, Win 7/8/1& Mac OSX)
  • Attend our Teacher Training day and the Final Tournament
  • Have tonnes of fun!!!

What does it cost?

The registration fee is €210 (Discounts available for multiple teams from same school).

Registration includes the following items:

  • Practice Mat - 8ft x 4ft High Quality Competition Mat
  • Competition Models - All models required to practice this year’s challenge
  • Medals & Certs for all team members
  • Entrance to the Final Tournament
  • Teacher CPD Session - You will receive an introduction to LEGO Education Mindstorms EV3 & First LEGO League
  • Team Workshops - Your teams will have the opportunity to attend 3 x weekend workshops over the course of the challenge.
  • Mindstorms EV3 & FLL Resources - We will provide you with a range of guides and handouts covering all aspects of Mindstorms EV3 & First LEGO League.

When?

Leinster

 Key Dates Activity Venue
Early September  Teacher Training & Equipment Handover DCU - LEGO Education Innovation Studio
 October, November, December Weekend Workshops DCU - LEGO Education Innovation Studio
Late January Final Tournament DCU - Drumcondra

 

 Key Dates Activity Venue
Early September Teacher Training & Equipment Handover  Cork Education Centre
October, November, December Weekend Workshops Lifetime Lab
Early December Final Tournament TBC

 

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