This website got started because robotics is growing in Gwinnett County and we decided that GCPS needed a place to go to seek answers to questions and concerns and a place to get ideas. Please know that this site suggests ideas but there are hundreds of ways to do First Lego League (FLL).
FIRST stands for "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and
Technology", and it is the organization behind the First Lego League competition.
Starting a Team
If FLL is something that a school would like to start you must find a way to gather students who are interested. Keep in mind that each team is only allowed to have 10 team members!
- Put a commercial on your school's news show
- Make posters and put them around your school
2. Schedule an informational meeting for Parents and Students
- If you know a person who has already started a team ask to use their FLL DVD which is given with the registration of each team and a field kit.
3. Be prepared for a huge response
- You will be amazed how many kids will be interested. When I held my first informational meeting I filled up our cafeteria.
4. Due to the huge response use an application
- By giving out an application you will weed out the ones who would not give 100%.
- Don't recreate the wheel ask others if they have an application and edit it to suit your needs. Below you will find helpful websites and documents.
The 2009-2010 FLL Robotics' Challenge is Smart Move. To get all of the information you need go to http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/fll/smartmove1.aspx
Helpful Websites and PeopleFIRSTFLL on FIRST website
Start a team Team Resources Georgia FLL Website 2009-2010 ChallengeKristie Brown - Lego Educational Consultant for the Southeast
- This is the most important website for each year. Here you will find all the information that you need to know for the challenge such as rules, the game, and the project.
- (800) 979-5531
or (404) 401- 8725
- Place to buy robots, software, books, and robot accessories
How to Contact Me
- If you are looking for information, worksheets, helpful ideas you need to go to this website. It is absolutely AMAZING!