FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an annual knowledge competition with participants from 10 to 16 years old.
FLL challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers.
A new social hot topic is released each fall. From launch, teams have eight weeks in which to solve a theoretical and a practical part.
In the theoretical part, the teams decide on a topic within the theme and research this. Finally, they find an innovative solution to the problem.
In the practical part, the teams design, program and test an autonomous robot to solve robot mission on a path. The tool used is a LEGO MINDSTORMS® robot.
In addition, teams market themselves. Creativity, collaboration, design, willingness to work, team spirit, enthusiasm, determination, play and learning are key elements in the project.
Associations, school groups or a group of friends can form a team and sign up. We recommend a team of 6-11 participants and all teams must have at least one adult supervisor.
FLL is a project well suited for schools. Almost 98% of the competing teams are from schools. Through participation in this project one can work with and learn a multitude of competence aims.
After 8 weeks the project ends up in an exciting tournament.
The teams present their work and compete against other teams to have the best solution. The judges of the tournaments are representatives from educational institutions and business.
For more information about FIRST LEGO League Scandinavia visit hjernekraft.org
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The story behind FIRST LEGO League
FLL is a global concept where over 80 countries and more than 220 000 participants are included.
FLL is developed in collaboration between the American organization FIRST (For Inspiration of Science and Technology) in New Hampshire USA and the LEGO Company. The first official FLL tournament was held in the USA in 1999, and the concept was first tested internationally in Bodø, Norway 8 November 2000 with great success. A pilot-test tournament was held at Bodø Airport with 13 participating teams from Bodø, Harstad, Oslo, Trondheim, Stavanger, Oslo, Jönköping and Minnesota.
Several potential partners were invited to the tournament, and in 2001 the FLL program were initiated in eight cities in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
Each tournament town has its local project manager who plans, organizes, leads and conducts the annual tournament.
In addition; there are several thousand volunteers to conduct tournaments in Scandinavia, as per. Without volunteering among business, students and others, it has not been possible to obtain this offer to children and young people in Scandinavia.