Fruitport FLL Teams
Our FIRST Lego League (grades 4-5) and Jr Lego League (grades 1-3) teams are located at Beach Elementary, Shettler Elementary, and Edgewood Elementary. For more information, please contact us at FruitportRobotics@gmail.com
Amy Carlson, Lead Mentor (Beach Elementary FLL)
Christina Wilson, Lead Mentor (Beach Elementary Jr. FLL)
Kris Cole, Lead Mentor (Shettler Elementary FLL)
TBA, (Edgewood Elementary FLL)
What is FIRST Lego League?
Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by two or more adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League* teams (up to 10 members, grades 4-5 in Fruitport) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field.
It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice the Program’s Core Values, which emphasize discovery, teamwork and good sportsmanship.
What is FIRST Lego League Jr?
It’s never too early to discover STEM. FIRST LEGO League Jr.* is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 (grades 1-3 at Fruitport) while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®.
Guided by two or more adult coaches, teams (up to 6 members) explore a real-world scientific problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc. Then they create a Show Me poster that illustrates their journey of discovery and introduces their team. They also construct a motorized model of what they learned using LEGO elements. In the process, teams learn about teamwork, the wonders of science and technology, and the FIRST LEGO League Jr. Core Values, which include respect, sharing, and critical thinking. At the close of each season, teams come together on a regional basis to share their Show Me poster and model, celebrate, and have fun!