Minnesota FIRST® LEGO® League (MN FLL®) is part of an international program that includes more than 200,000 kids in 63 countries. It is a team-based, hands-on program that provides challenging and exciting learning opportunities for young people. MN FLL spurs innovation, develops teamwork and leadership skills and promotes excitement in science and technology.
What a MN FLL Team is…
- Three to ten kids, ages 9-14.
- Anyone can form a team: schools, charter schools, home schools, neighborhood groups, churches, 4-H, scouts.
What a team does…
Team members typically meet twice a week to fulfill three criteria to be used in judging at regional events:
- The Project
Teams conduct research to solve a real-world problem, develop an innovative solution and present and share their work at the competition and within their communities. They are evaluated in research, innovative solution and presentation.
- The Robot
Teams design, build and program autonomous LEGO robots to achieve specific missions and compete in three 2.5 minute performance rounds at competitions. They are also evaluated on mechanical design, programming and innovation & strategy.
- Core Values
Teams will be evaluated on HOW they finished their project and robot. They will be evaluated in inspiration, teamwork and gracious professionalism.
READY TO START A MN FLL TEAM!
The roles they assume grant kids the thrill of discovery as they witness firsthand how abstract concepts become concrete solutions.
To volunteer with High Tech Kids
email Vicki at email@example.com
or call us at 612.781.2203
High Tech Kids, a Minnesota 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, supports FLL teams in Minnesota by offering training, tournament opportunities, research workshops, volunteer coordination and community outreach. Since its inception in 1999, High Tech Kids has grown from serving 175 youth to more than 22,000 across the state, with the help of over 700 volunteers.
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. For more information on FIRST LEGO League