FIRST LEGO League Jr. is designed to introduce STEM concepts to youth ages 6 to 9 through a building toy they know and love − LEGO®.
Florida FLL Jr Contacts
For more information, or to start a team, contact the area FIRST LEGO League Jr. partners show below.
Central Florida East
- Rick Soria: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Joe Mosley (Ocala area): email@example.com
- Rajiv Gupta: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mark McCombs (Jacksonville):email@example.com
For support elsewhere in Florida, contact FLLJrTeams@FIRSTInspires.org
FIRST LEGO League Jr. in Florida
FIRST LEGO League Jr. is managed by Partners in Central, Northwest and Northeast Florida, and informally by volunteers statewide. Focused on building an interest in science and engineering in children ages 6-9, FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is a hands-on program designed to capture young children’s inherent curiosity and direct it toward discovering the possibilities of improving the world around them. FIRSTs newest program, FLL Jr. came to Florida about four years ago and now boasts over 100 teams.
How it Works
Just like FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®), this program features a real-world challenge, to be solved by research, critical thinking and imagination. Guided by adult coaches and the FLL Jr. Core Values, students work with LEGO elements and moving parts to build ideas and concepts and present them for review.
The 2016 Challenge
The FIRST LEGO League Jr. Challenge has a different theme each year, usually tied into
the FLL Challenge. The 2016 challenge is called Creature Craze. Each challenge has two defined parts: the Show-Me Poster and the Model. The Show-Me Poster requires teams to illustrate their research and team journey. It provides an opportunity for them to share what they studied, what they learned, and to show information about the team and each team member.
The Model gets teams moving! Teams build a representation of what they are researching, based off the Challenge, and incorporate simple machines and movement into their creation.