FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge introduces NSBE Jr. members (ages 9-14) to real-world engineering challenges by having them engage in research, problem-solving, coding, building and programming a LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime or LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot that navigates the missions of a robot game. As part of Challenge, teams also participate in a research project to identify and solve a relevant real-world problem. During the course of the program year, NSBE Jr. FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society. NSBE’s FIRST® LEGO® Championship takes place at the Annual Convention.
Elementary and middle-school students get to:
Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology
Apply real-world math and science concepts
Research challenges facing today’s scientists
Learn critical thinking, team-building, and presentation skills
Participate in tournaments and celebrations
What FLL teams accomplish is nothing short of amazing. It’s fun. It’s exciting. And the skills they learn will last a lifetime. More information may be found at https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll/challenge-and-season-info.
NSBE Team Level: (Ages 9-14) At least half of the team members must be NSBE Jr. members. Chapters are allowed to include students who are not yet eligible to be NSBE Jr. members on their team.
Team members must not exceed the maximum age on January 1 of the year the Challenge is released. For example, in the United States a student who turns 15 in May of 2020 would be eligible to compete in the Challenge released in August of 2020, whereas a child who turned 15 in December 2020 would not. Keep in mind that children can only be on one (1) team, but a coach is allowed to coach multiple teams.
Eligibility and Requirements:
1.) All participants must be active PAID NSBE Jr. members.
2.) All Students must be in grades 4-8.
3.) Attending the 47th Annual Convention in Orlando, FL.
4.) Teams: Minimum of 2 students and a maximum of 6 students.
5.) Chapter advisor and team coach must participate in the "
Youth Protection Program". This designation is valid for three years from the time you are cleared through FIRST.
Please complete this form no later than
, October 11, 2020 by 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
. An application does not guarantee your chapter's participation.