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Starting a FIRST LEGO League Team. Agenda:. What is the FIRST LEGO League (FLL)? How does FLL support STEM? How can you start a team?. From the Danish phrase leg godt , which means "play well". “The hardest fun you’ll ever have!”.

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  • What is the FIRST LEGO League (FLL)?
  • How does FLL support STEM?
  • How can you start a team?
the hardest fun you ll ever have
“The hardest fun you’ll ever have!”

FLL is a robotics program for 9 to 14 year olds designed to get children excited about science and technology -- and teach them valuable employment and life skills.

three parts to fll
Three Parts to FLL:
  • Robot Game
  • Project
  • Core Values

“Prepare. Respond. Recover.”

  • Find a partner/mentor
  • Identify a problem
  • Create an innovative solution
  • Share with others
  • Present the solution
core values
Core Values
  • We are a team.
  • We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors.
  • We know our coaches and mentors don't have all the answers; we learn together.
  • We honor the spirit of friendly competition.
  • What we discover is more important than what we win.
  • We share our experiences with others.
  • We display Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition in everything we do.
  • We have FUN!
scientific engineering practices
Scientific & Engineering Practices
  • Asking questions and defining problems
  • Developing and using models
  • Planning and carrying out investigations
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Using mathematics and computational thinking
  • Constructing explanations and designing solutions
  • Engaging in argument from evidence
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
science curriculum topics
Scientific Method



Physical changes

Animal survival



Air, Wind, & Atmosphere

Weather and climate



Life cycles

Geology and weather

Simple Machines

Newton’s Laws




Science Curriculum Topics:
3rd quarter
3rd Quarter
  • Start recruiting/accepting applications
  • Choose a team
  • Start meeting and team building
  • Select a team name
  • Create a team logo
  • Find mentors
  • Fundraising/Grant writing/begging for money
4th quarter
4th Quarter:
  • Start a team website/blog
  • Research
  • Meet with mentors
  • Take field trips
  • Order materials
  • Start learning programming software
  • Meet
  • Or don’t meet
1st quarter
1st Quarter
  • Register team
  • Order Field kit
  • Assemble Field
  • Read over the Challenge and Rule
  • Design robot
  • Identify a problem
  • Start work on a solution
  • Register for a tournament
2nd quarter
2nd Quarter
  • Complete some robot challenges
  • Complete a Robot Design Executive Summary
  • Complete work on your solution
  • Rehearse a presentation
  • Compete in a tournament