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    2nd and 3rd grades Jr.FLL   4th grade FLL
    Students must meet selection criteria
    • Grades
    • Test scores
    • Good attendance
    • No discipline issues
    • Essay
    • Teacher recommendations/references
    Students that meet criteria will be sent information via the U.S. postal service in order to register for the LASER robotics lottery.  All lottery forms must be postmarked and mailed back by the designated date.  Forms are NOT accepted in person or at any Camdenton R-III school location.                                                               

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     FLL Introduces younger students ( grades 4-6) to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.

    Students get to:

      Design, build and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology
      Apply real-world math and science concepts
      Research challenges facing today’s scientists
      Learn critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills
      Participate in tournaments and celebrations
    What FLL teams accomplish is nothing short of amazing. It’s fun. It’s exciting. And the skills they learn will last a lifetime.  The best way to summarize FIRST LEGO League is to say that it is a robotics program for 9 to 16 year olds (9 to 14 in the US and Canada), which is designed to get children excited about science and technology -- and teach them valuable employment and life skills. FLL can be used in a classroom setting but is not solely designed for this purpose. Teams, comprised of up to ten children with at least one adult coach, can also be associated with a club or organization.

    Every September, FLL releases a Challenge, which is based on a real-world scientific topic. Each Challenge has two parts: the Robot Game and the Project. Teams of up to ten children, with one adult coach, participate in the Challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field (Robot Game) and developing a solution to a problem they have identified (Project). Teams may then choose to attend an official tournament, hosted by one of an Operational Partners.

    Past Challenges have been based on topics such as nanotechnology, climate, quality of life for the handicapped population, and transportation. By designing our Challenges around such topics, participants are exposed to potential career paths within a chosen Challenge topic, in addition to solidifying the STEM principles that naturally come from participating in a robotics program. Team members also learn valuable life and employment skills which will benefit them no matter which career path they choose.  The 2010 Body Forward Challenge was released on September 3rd!  Through the 2010 Body Forward™ Challenge, FLL teams will explore the cutting-edge world of Biomedical Engineering to discover innovative ways to repair injuries, overcome genetic predispositions, and maximize the body's potential, with the intended purpose of leading happier and healthier lives.


    Qualifying Tournaments and Championships

    Official tournaments are orchestrated by our Operational Partners, who are sanctioned by FIRST to run an FLL region, a commitment which includes recruiting a Planning Committee and providing year round support. Some regions are large enough to have both a Championship Tournament and Qualifying Tournaments; some regions only have a Championship, but will add Qualifiers as they grow.

    2012 World Festival

    World Festival is the only official tournament operated by the FIRST organization. 2012 will be the last year the  World Festival will be held in St. Louis, MO USA. In the past, World Festival has taken place at the Georgia Dome and World Congress Center (home of the 1996 Olympics) in Atlanta, GA USA and EPCOT Center at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL USA.

    World Festival is a culminating celebration of the FLL season, NOT a level of competition. Regions are selected by lottery to send their 1st Place Champion's Award winning team to World Festival. Operational Partners can also nominate teams that have demonstrated exceptional Core Values throughout the season to attend World Festival. These nominations are reviewed by a committee, and only a few are selected. World Festival hosts about 85 teams each year, which includes both Champion's Award winning and Core Values teams. Currently, there are about 100 FLL regions around the world. World Festival is a beautiful mix of cultures and skill sets, a true celebration of FLL.

    FIRST® LEGO® League
    Inspires children,to participate in science and technology
    Engages children in playful and meaningful learning
    Provides a fun, creative, hands-on learning experience
    Encourages children to think like scientists and engineers
    Challenges children to solve real-world problems using robotics
    Connects teams to their community
    Teaches children to experiment and overcome obstacles
    Builds self-esteem and confidence

    … to create a world where science and

    technology are celebrated…where

    young people dream of becoming

    science and technology heroes.