Scroll down for more information about the FIRST Lego League Explore program at Beavercreek Schools. Register on the next page where you'll also find cost information.
ABOUT LEGO LEAGUE EXPLORE
FIRST Lego League Explore is targeted at grades 1-4. (Kindergarten allowed but not recommended.) Teams of 4 to 6 kids meet weekly and are introduced to STEM concepts through Legos. They also explore a real-world scientific problem such as food safety, recycling, and energy.
Teams are coached by parent volunteers like you. Teams meet weekly through the season, then participate at an Expo in the spring organized by Beavercreek Schools or the WPAFB Education Office. FLL Explore is a program of the global nonprofit organization FIRST.
If you're looking for Beavercreek's FIRST Lego Robotics for grades 4-8 (aka "FLL Challenge"), the details are here: gocreek.org/FLLchallenge21
DIFFERENT THIS YEAR: COVID-19
Meetings and expos will look different this year, and changes are expected through the season. Teams will follow all Beavercreek Schools rules for team meetings, and attendance will be reported as needed for contact tracing. More information on the registration page.
Participating families, please bring a spirit of patience and support as everyone tries to do their best during this time. And we understand if you decide not to participate this year due to concerns about COVID-19 or the expected changes to the experience of participants. If so, we can't wait to welcome you back next season.
This program was recently renamed Lego League Explore. Before it was called Lego League Junior. Either name works! But what is it?
This year's theme is Cargo Connect! Transportation drives us forward, impacting economies around the world and making us all more globally interconnected.
For Cargo Connect, Lego League teams get to reimagine a path forward and invent the future of transportation!
What are your ideas?
LEGO LEAGUE EXPLORE AT BEAVERCREEK SCHOOLS
FLL Explore teams have 4 to 6 members and typically meet for 12 weeks, once per week, for 1 to 1.5 hours. Meeting time is driven by the availability of the volunteer coaches. You'll be assigned to a team based on the schedule you indicate on the registration form. Teams might also elect to go on field trips outside of regular meeting times. This year teams will start meeting in October or November.
Teams meet at your school (or other location determined by the district). Except in special circumstances, all the kids on your team will be from your school or school zone.
The team will present at an Expo on a Saturday or Sunday in the late winter or early spring (dates TBD). Teams might want to meet more late in the season to prepare for their Expo.
A team from Parkwood at their weekly meeting
A team from Fairbrook taking a tour
A team from Valley in their official Expo photo
A team from Shaw presenting at their Expo
We need parent coaches! Sign up to be one of the team's two Official Coaches on the next page. Here's a video from the Mission Moon season with a great description of a typical first meeting with your team.
Is your employer or another business willing to support the robotics teams at your school? Great! That's the BEST way to lower the fees at your school.
What you can say to a business: - Would you be willing to donate money or computers to the Lego Robotics teams at our school? - Donations help keep the fees low for participants, get more kids involved, and provide extra robotic supplies for teams so students have a better experience. - You'll be featured on our school's tshirts! - Donations of $100 to $500 are typical.
DON'T SKIP THIS STEP OR YOU WON'T SEE ANY BENEFIT! Please notify your school's Robotics Advisor with the following information. - The company or individual providing the donation (so we know who to put on the tshirt) - The amount of the donation (so we know how much to plan for and can watch for it to come in) - Your student's name and school (so we know who will benefit from the donation)
Directions to provide to businesses for making donations:
1. The donation check can be given to the BCS Board Of Education Office (attention to Jeff Madden), 3040 Kemp Rd. Beavercreek, Ohio 45431.
2. The check is made out to the specific SCHOOL the donation is going to.
3. It will then be placed on the board agenda for approval. After the next board meeting, a donation confirmation letter will be sent to the person or company making the donation. An unofficial copy of this letter is available in advance of the board meeting (immediately after the donation check is received).