FIRST® LEGO® League Junior
FIRST® LEGO® League Junior (FLLJr.®) is a non-competitive hands-on robotics experience aimed to capture young children’s curiosity and direct it toward discovering how science and technology work in the world around them. The basis of FLLJr. is the real-world challenge. Each year, teams explore solutions to a real world issue by using research, critical thinking and imagination. Guided by adult coaches and the FLLJr. Core Values, team members work with LEGO® elements and motorized parts to build ideas and concepts and present them for review. Every year, the Challenge is based on a different theme and has two main parts: A robotic model and a Show Me Poster.
Teams consist of two to six children and are guided by at least two adult coaches. During the season they will:
- Conduct research about the current Challenge theme.
- Build a LEGO® Model based on the Challenge instructions that contains both a simple machine and a motorized part.
- Display their findings on a Show Me poster.
The culmination of the hard work for many teams is the participation in a FLLJr. expo. Reviewers at the event interview the teams to learn about their research process, robotic model, and ShowMe poster. Everyone’s hard work is celebrated and every team leaves with a unique award. Teams can also show off their work on the FLLJr. Online Showcase.
Big changes will be coming to FIRST® LEGO® League Junior in the upcoming year! For more information on the program updates, please visit the FLLJr. Website.
For more information and general resources for FLLJr., please visit the following pages: