Start a FIRST LEGO League Team (a program through a STEM nonprofit)

Okay so how do we figure out how to quarantine pod together so we can make a team for Clover, @maiki and @susan? There are three types of teams: ages 4-6 (any size team), ages 6-10 (2 people to 6 people), or ages 9-16 (up to 10 people). Can we get our shit together to get Clover a teammate for August if they’re doing it this year for the middle team, the one that’s ages 6-10?


@tim are your kids 4-6?

FIRST ® LEGO® League Discover
FIRST LEGO League Discover is a playful introductory STEM program for teams of children ages 4-6, that ignites their natural curiosity and builds their habits of learning. By the end of the program, children emerge more confident, better equipped to face future challenges, and discover the joy of learning.

A new and exciting Challenge is presented every year, and each team of four children begins their exploration of this real-world theme with an exclusive LEGO Education Discovery Set. With this set as a starting point, they build a solution to the Challenge with LEGO® DUPLO® elements. Teams share their journey, ideas, models, and STEM skills at a celebration event. Throughout their experience, teams operate under the FIRST ® Core Values, celebrating discovery and teamwork, all the while having fun!

Learn about purchasing a FIRST LEGO League Discover Class Pack for your students.

F IRST ® LEGO® League Explore
Each year in early August, FIRST LEGO League Explore releases a new Challenge for teams that focuses on a scientific topic. Teams are sent on a journey of discovery to learn all they can about the topic, then present their findings in the form of a team poster and a LEGO model that moves.

You may recruit 2 to 6 interested team members ages 6 to 10. A coach is allowed to coach multiple teams. Each team must have at least 2 adult coaches. Once you have a team (you do not need all team member names yet), you may register.

FIRST ® LEGO® League Challenge
Each Challenge season has three parts: the Robot Game, the Innovation Project, and the FIRST Core Values.

Recruit up to 10 interested team members ages 9 to 16*. Team members must not exceed the maximum age on January 1 of the year the Challenge is released. A coach is allowed to coach multiple teams. Once you have a team (you do not need all team member names yet), you may register.

*ages 9-14 US/CAN

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Got an email from them.

Whether you’re an educator looking to engage your students in STEM activities or a parent looking to bring authentic learning opportunities into your home, you’ll find activities to build coding, engineering, and holistic skills that range from high tech to low tech to no tech.

Explore FIRST @ Home

You’ll also find fun projects like Building Star Wars Droids , a collaboration between FIRST and Star Wars: Force for Change . Based on the Star Wars: Galactic Builders episode featuring BB-8, the activity comes with a detailed lesson plan for educators and design brief for students to complete.

Uhhhhhhhh YES PLEASE? Would Clover’s carers be into this for Clover, and if so, would Clover be into it? haha