FIRST LEGO League, also known as FLL, is a challenge designed for 4th through 8th Graders. This season’s challenge is called Hydro Dynamics, which revolves around students learning all about water – how we find, transport, use, or dispose of it. Find out more here. The season is split into two components: Project and Robot Game.
Nebraska FIRST Lego League: Project Challenge
Leading up to the Competitions, teams work together to research a topic. This year’s project topic is to find ways to make less trash or improve the way people handle the trash they make. They work to identify an area that where waste and trash are generated. They then design an innovative solution that would improve how to handle the waste they identified. As a team, they will give a five minute in-person presentation. Teams are judged, with the top teams receiving awards.
Nebraska FIRST Lego League: Robot Game
The Competitions also involve teams designing, building and programming robots with the LEGO Mindstorms platform. The competition field is set on a 4ft by 8ft field, with various challenges and obstacles. A single robot is set on the field with 2:30 minutes to autonomously navigate twelve different missions. Once the robot is finished, the score from all missions is tallied.
The first Nebraska First Lego League tournament starts on Saturday, December 5th. In total, there are six State Championship Qualifying tournaments for the Nebraska First Lego League. The State Championship will be held on February 20th at the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland, NE.
The full and up-to-date schedule for Nebraska First Lego League can be found at the following page: http://4h.unl.edu/nebraskafirstroboticsschedule