Created in partnership with the LEGO Group, FIRST® LEGO® League Junior (FLL Jr.) is geared to children aged 6 to 10 years old and utilizes a modified FIRST LEGO League (FLL) framework. Teams of up to 6 children and two adult coaches explore a real-world problem, based on the annual FLL research project. They will design a motorized LEGO model depicting what they learned and create a “Show Me” poster that, through drawings, pictures, and words, depicts the team’s experience.
FLL Jr. introduces children to the concepts of teamwork and basic design skills, creating an initial interest and hands-on approach to science and technology through the familiarity and fun of LEGO building. The goal: provide an experience that will begin to transform youngsters and open their eyes to the possibilities of improving the world around them through acknowledgement, thought, planning and technology.
The FLL Jr. experience also is a way of engaging younger siblings and friends of FLL team members in a similar team situation with goals. By cultivating their interest in and experience with this kind of hands-on, fun teamwork, they are likely to then transition to the FLL program as they get older.
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Have you ever wanted to start your own FLL Jr. team? Did you know you can build a motorized car out of your FLL Jr. base kit? Visit FIRST‘s FLL Jr. homepage to access all things FLL Jr.. The site contains useful information on how to start your own FLL Jr. team, access the FLL Jr. coach resources, get involved in FLL Jr. events, and much more. Check out the website to answer all of your FLL Jr. questions and find more information on this great team- and mind-building experience!