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For students who want to “ go beyond the build”, we have an aweSTEM robotics team programs:

Our robotics teams are designed specifically for children who want to work on more involved and challenging projects and participate in fun and exciting activities while continuing to deepen their knowledge of robotics and related STEM (science, engineering, mathematics, technology) fields. 

Our FLL team is a member of the FIRST Lego League network of teams and participates in an FLL competition in the fall.

Our Development team, although not in the FLL competition, focuses on the building and programming involved in the current year’s FLL robot missions.  This program offers a taste of what FLL competitions are about and help prepare for the following year’s FLL competition.

Aside from being FUN, there are many benefits of joining a robotics team:

  • learn how to apply STEM concepts
  • develop critical thinking skills and solve problems
  • research and learn about a particular topic
  • work collaboratively with teammates to reach a common goal
  • learn and practice the program’s core values of gracious professionalism and sportsmanship
  • find other like-minded children and begin building a great circle of friends

FLL Competition Day 3

 

 

FLL Prep 1

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotics Competition Team

The FLL competition season runs from late August to November culminating in the local level official FIRST Lego League Competition.

During the season, team members are responsible for all aspects of preparing for the upcoming competition. 

robotics team

How is the team organized and run?

We will be hosting 1 team (maximum of 10 students).

In preparation for the FLL Competition, team members research a real-world problem (2019/20 season is called City Shaper where children will explore city life through architecture) and develop a solution that includes designing, building, and programming a robot.

During the season, the team meets once a week for 1.5 hours on Mondays, 5:30-7:00pm.

In these weekly sessions, team members work in small groups to complete (on their own) all aspects of the FLL Competition.

In preparing for the competition, team members develop their presentation skills, as well as their knowledge of robotics and STEM, as they must present their solution (with a dash of creativity) to judges. They also practice FLL core values, which emphasize discovery, teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Team members take great pride in their work. While we coach and guide the teams, all of the work you see displayed in competitions and expositions is done ONLY by the members of the team.

Who can be on the team?

  • children grades 3 to 8
  • in addition, team members must
    • have the maturity to work in a small team
    • be available to participate in the pre season meetings in August
    • be available to participate for a minimum of 10 sessions during the season
    • be available to attend an all-day official FLL Competition in November

Fees

The registration fee for the Robotics Team is $595 and include:

  • pre-season meetings, August 19-23, 1:00-2:30pm
  • 10 sessions, Mondays, beginning September 9, 5:30-7:00pm
  • participation in FLL Competition
  • supplies/materials needed to complete the challenge
  • team t-shirt

To register,  complete the registration form below.

In addition, we’ve scheduled an Information Session for families interested in learning more about our Robotics Team and the FLL competition:

Saturday, May 18, 10:00 am

You must sign up for the Information Session and you can do so here. Children are welcome to attend.


Robotics Development Team Seasons

The Development Team season runs in two cycles:

  • Winter: January to March
  • Spring: April 1 to June 3

Although the team does not participate in an FLL tournament, they do have an informal competition on the last meeting of each cycle.

How is the team organized and run?

  • During each cycle, the team meets once a week for approximately 1.5 hours: Mondays, 5:30-7:00pm
  • In these weekly sessions the team members work in sub teams to build and program their robots for the specific missions.
  • They practice FLL core values, which emphasize discovery, teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Information Session

We’ve scheduled a special Information Session for families interested in having their children participate in the team.

INFORMATION SESSION: 

Registration for the Info Session is required and can be done here. Children are welcome to attend.

LEGO robotics

Register for the Team

Registration for the Development Team is closed until the end of October.