Again this year, St. Francis would like to offer K-4th graders (ages 6-10) an opportunity to participate in the First Lego League Jr. Challenge. This is a fun, non-competitive Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) activity that is designed around LEGO building blocks. In addition to STEAM, the program encourages team building, shared experiences and communicating ideas.
This year’s challenge is titled “AQUA ADVENTURES” and has kids exploring the importance of water in their daily lives. As part of the project, kids will get an opportunity to build a working water pump from Legos as well as other motorized “contraptions” that illustrate how water moves through and is used by our community. Kids are also asked to create a Show Me poster and presentation to help teach others about what they have learned.
The First LEGO League Junior season runs from August – February and will offer kids an opportunity to participate in a number of regional activities. Teams consist of two adult coaches and up to six team members, and are asked to meet at least weekly. Student participation is dependent on having an adequate number of coaches, so adult participate is encourages (plus it is fun!). A child is guaranteed a spot on a team if the parent agrees to serve as a coach. No experience necessary!
Please visit the First LEGO League Junior website for additional details: http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/flljr
If you or your child is interesting in participating there will be an introductory meeting at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, Aug 30st in the Multi-Purpose Room at St. Francis (Mrs. Sequoyah’s former 2nd grade classroom). If you would like to register before or without attending the meeting, please complete the registration form and return it, along with the Registration Fee to Mrs. Stone at the Front Desk.
Registration Form: https://goo.gl/5JzVif
If you have questions please contact me at the e-mails listed below:
Don Ferguson – firstname.lastname@example.org