LEGO Launches FIRST LEGO League Challenges
- By Sara Friedman
LEGO Education and FIRST are now accepting team registrations to participate in two challenge offerings targeted toward learners interested in architecture, infrastructure and the sustainability of future cities. FIRST and LEGO are also introducing a new challenge targeted at children ages 4 to 6 called FIRST LEGO League Jr. Discovery Edition.
The FIRST LEGO League Jr. BOOMTOWN BUILD Challenge will task children ages 6-10 with creating buildings and spaces to improve the quality of life in the fictional city of Boomtown. Teams of up to six children with learning basic STEM concepts through using "Engineering Notebooks."
The FIRST LEGO League CITY SHAPER Challenge gives children ages 9-16 the ability to think about solving challenges related to architecture and urban engineering. Throughout the CITY SHAPER season, teams of up to 10 students will be able to build, test and program and autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology to solve a series of architecture-related missions.
Interested teams can register for the challenges on the FIRST website.
Sara Friedman is a reporter/producer for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe covering education policy and a wide range of other public-sector IT topics.
Friedman is a graduate of Ithaca College, where she studied journalism, politics and international communications.
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