MN FLL is part of an international program that includes more than 135,000 kids in 45 countries. It is a team-based, hands-on program that provides challenging and exciting learning opportunities for young people. This program spurs innovation, develops teamwork and communication skills, and promotes excitement in science and technology.
What a FLL Team is…
|Division One = grades 4, 5, 6 Division Two = grades 7, 8, 9
What a team does…
Team members meet once or twice a week to fulfill two project components modeled after actual professions:
The Research Project
Teams conduct research to solve a real world problem, develop an innovative solution and share their work at the competition and within their communities.
The Robot Game
Teams design, build and program autonomous LEGO robots.
The roles they assume grant them the thrill of discovery as they witness firsthand how abstract concepts become concrete solutions.
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) was created in 1998 by a partnership between FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and The LEGO Group.
High Tech Kids, HTK, a Minnesota 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, supports FLL teams in Minnesota by offering training, tournament opportunities, volunteer coordination, and community outreach. Since its inception in 1999, High Tech Kids has grown from serving over 175 youth to more than 3,000 across the state, with the help of over 700 volunteers annually.
For more information on FIRST LEGO League or volunteer with HTK.