FIRST® LEGO® League introduces science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to children ages 9-16 through fun, exciting hands-on learning. Participants gain real-world problem solving experience through a guided, global robotics program, helping today's students and teachers build a better future together.
FIRST® LEGO® League inspires youth to experiment and grow their critical thinking, coding, and design skills through hands-on STEM learning and robotics.
Friendly competition is at the heart of Challenge, as teams of students engage in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering - building and programming a LEGO robot that navigates the missions of a robot game.
The FIRST Core Values are the cornerstones of the program. They are among the fundamental elements that distinguish FIRST LEGO League from other programs of its kind.
By embracing the Core Values, participants learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork.
We express the FIRST philosophies of Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® through our Core Values.
Every year, FIRST® LEGO® League releases a new Challenge based on a real-world, scientific theme.Starting with Discover, children are introduced to the fundamentals of STEM while working together to solve fun challenges and building models using LEGO® DUPLO® bricks.
As participants progress into Explore, children will take their background knowledge of STEM and put it into practice as they work in teams to design and build robots using the LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 system.
Once they are ready to move into a competitive setting, they join Challenge and apply their STEM skills combined with critical thinking to work with a team, build a robot, and compete in an exciting, mission-based robotics game. This is the stage that our teams are at.
[Robots of Brainstorming]
[Robots of Exploration]
James N. McCrobie, M.S.
Chad Pavlekovich, Ed.D.
Academy Founder/ Curriculum
Terance Dunn, M.Ed.
Salisbury Middle Principal