The First Lego League Challenge is an educational program dedicated to children and young adults (9 – 16 years), which aims to introduce them to the fascinating world of science and technology (STEM), through a fun approach. The competition is an international robotics competition where children learn not only to build and program robots but also to use their creativity and learn to work in a team, finding solutions to society’s problems.
– ROBOT GAME
Before the start of the tournament, the teams have to build a robot that can solve a set of missions autonomously. The maximum time is 2 minutes and 30 seconds, the robot has to solve as many missions on the playing field as possible, respecting the rules of the game. Terrain kits and missions can be ordered once the season starts. Each team gets 3 attempts to solve the missions, and only the one with the highest score is taken into account.
– INNOVATION PROJECT
Teams must choose and research a topic in accordance with the annual theme of the season. The teams will analyze the problem and take into account research done by experts, and thus develop an innovative solution and share the findings with others.
– CORE VALUES
The core values represent the “foundation” of the competition. By learning our core values, we learn that mutual benefit and friendly competition are not separate goals and that everything is based on teamwork. To help Core Values jurors learn more about our team and its unique story, we need to create a poster. The topics presented on the poster are usually the most difficult for jurors to explore during the judging sessions. The poster is intended to help the team consider how they will present their strengths. Thus the jurors will be able to consider all teams equally and have as much information as possible to provide meaningful feedback.