The Faith Lutheran School Robotics program is tops in the area and in the state of Georgia. Our Middle School FLL team, the Rockin' Robots, have advanced to state and national competitions two years in a row and even made it to the world competition last year. For more information about the Rockin' Robots go to http://www.rockinrobots.org
Lego League FIRST Program
For students aged 6-18, it's the hardest fun you'll ever have. For team mentors, coaches, and volunteers, it's the most rewarding adventure you'll ever undertake. For sponsors, it's the most enlightened investment you could ever make.
FIRST is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization devoted to helping young people discover and develop a passion for science, engineering, technology, and math. Founded over 20 years ago by inventor Dean Kamen, the 2009-2010 FIRST season attracted more than 210,000 youth and more than 90,000 mentors, coaches, and volunteers from 56 countries. The annual programs culminate in an inter national robotics competition and celebration where teams win recognition, gain self confidence, develop people and life skills, make new friends, and perhaps discover an unforeseen career path. FIRST introduces younger children to the exciting world of science and technology. This program features a real-world challenge to be solved by research, critical thinking, construction, teamwork, and imagination. Guided by adult coaches, teams use LEGO bricks to build a model with a motorized part and develop a coordinating poster to illustrate their journey.
Grades K-3 (ages 6-9) get to: Design and build a challenge-related model using LEGO components. Create a Show-Me poster and practice presentation skills. Explore challenges facing today's scientists. Discover real-world math and science. Begin developing employment and life skills. Choose to participate in events and celebrations. Engage in team activities guided by FLL Core Values. Children are immersed in real-world science and technology challenges. Teams build LEGO-based robots and develop research projects. Through their participation, children develop valuable life skills and discover exciting career possibilities while learning that they can make a positive contribution to society. Grades 4-8 (ages 9-16; 9-14 in the U.S. and Canada) get to:
- Strategize, design, build, program, and test a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology.
- Create innovative solutions for challenges facing today's scientists as part of their research project.
- Apply real-world math and science concepts.
- Develop employment and life skills including critical thinking, time management, collaboration, and communication while becoming more self confident.
- Become involved in their local and global community.
- Choose to participate in official tournaments and local events.
- Qualify for an invitation to World Festival.
- Engage in team activities guided by FLL Core Values.
For more information, call the school office or visit www.usfirst.org