What is FIRST® LEGO® League Jr.?
FIRST ® LEGO® League Jr. for Grades K-4 (ages 6 to 10) is designed to introduce younger children to the fun and excitement of solving problems with science and technology. FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams are given a Challenge based on a real-world theme, requiring them to build models and create a Show Me Poster depicting their research journey. Teams are encouraged to gather together to share their projects and experiences with family and friends or at a locally organized Expo.
FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams receive the Inspire Set – a special LEGO Education kit that will be used by teams to inspire creativity within the Challenge theme – and the Engineering Notebook, which provides a structured experience for teams.
In 2017/2018, more than 86,000 children participated in 43 countries.
Teams will learn the fundamentals of design and programming, and how science, technology, engineering, and math impact our everyday lives, while they get excited about future innovations.
What is the student impact?
FIRST LEGO League Jr. offers a non-competitive introduction into the world of science, technology, and innovation. Teams are not judged but are encouraged to present their research findings to family and friends or at a FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo.
What characterizes the student experience?
FIRST LEGO League Jr. is the starting point to exploring the world of science and technology. Every FIRST LEGO League Jr. Challenge reflects an important real-world theme to not only bring visibility to it among young children, but also to show students how science and technology can impact the world around them by engaging them in a real-world theme to which they can relate. Teams will learn the fundamentals of design and programming, and how science, technology, engineering, and math impact our everyday lives, while they get excited about future innovations.