FIRST LEGO League Opens Robotics Team Sign-ups for Students 4–16
- By Dian Schaffhauser
season is kicking off today. Team registration for three age
divisions will be open. The season's gaming begins on Aug. 4, 2020.
FIRST LEGO League is intended for students ages 4 to 16 who learn
STEM-oriented problem-solving through a guided robotics program.
is a nonprofit robotics community that prepares young people for
college and career through team-based robotics programs that can be
run in classes or as structured after-school programs.
time around, under a theme dubbed "RePLAY," students will
tackle challenges related to three themes: health, sports and
fitness. Participants will use a variety of LEGO products, including:
Education WeDo 2.0
(meant for two students, ages 7 and older); LEGO
MINDSTORMS Education EV3
(for two students, ages 10 and older); and SPIKE
(for two students, ages 10 and older).
season of the FIRST LEGO League is introducing, what the
organizations are calling a simplified
program structure. The divisions are:
for ages 4-6;
for ages 6-10;
for ages 9-16.
ages vary by country. Organizers said they expect to reach almost
500,000 children in more than a hundred countries with this year's
information and sign-up are available on
the FIRST LEGO League website.
Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.