Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork
FIRST Lego League challenges 4th to 8th graders to design, build, and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORM to solve an issue. Kids must research a real-world problem (food safety, recycling, energy, etc.) and using a healthy mixture of STEM and imagination, teams must devise a solution. Kids learn critical thinking, team-building, STEM, and presentation skills by presenting their creative solutions to judges. FLL emphasizes not only STEM application, but also core values built around discovery, teamwork, Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition®.
learn more at https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll
For the past few years, in accordance with building our FIRST Pipeline, the Robostangs have made themselves available to the multitude of bright, young FLL teams in Northville. In Hillside Middle School, the Robostangs have set up mentoring sessions between dedicated Robstangs student mentors and imaginative teams. In the past we’ve had up to 9 FLL teams under our wing.
This season several of our team members mentored the Kool Nerds team. Additionally to mentoring, we assisted in creating a new team in Northville, the Aqua Botz Team 34162. Both teams left feeling optimistic and ready for another year of FLL.
“The robot tournament was fun, it was REALLY FUN, it was like a race, and it was challenging! Our team worked hard together, learned a lot, and we had fun all season, and we did well at the tournament!”