FutureLeague Offseason FLL Competition
$99 – $149
FutureLeague Offseason FLL Competition

FutureLeague Offseason FLL Competition

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Galvanize San Francisco - Soma

44 Tehama Street

San Francisco, CA 94105

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FIRST LEGO League (FLL) introduces kids, ages 9 to 14 (grades 4–8), to the fun and excitement of science and technology. While FLL only takes place only in the Fall, FutureLeague is hosting a January event to give kids more opportunities to continue developing their skills. FutureLeague is a San Francisco-based startup that teaches kids about coding and engineering through progressive, project-based courses.

During this off-season competition, children will engage in activities along the lines of those found in the regular FLL competition, but the format will be a little different.

There will be three parts to the Competition:

  1. Robot Missions - based on FLL Fall 2016 challenge field kit

  2. Project Expo - projects based on FLL Fall 2016 challenge

  3. Critical Thinking Team Challenge

Audience: Open to everyone, but particularly geared towards participants of FLL 2016 teams.


Competition

Robot Missions

Kids will build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO Mindstorms technology to solve a set of missions. Each mission has a different point value, so participants will have to make critical decisions about which ones to go after, taking into account the likelihood of success, time involved, and point values.

Project Expo

Teams will participate in an open exhibition to share their robot design strategy, as well as the innovative solution they developed for the Fall FLL competition. Each team will be given a set time to exhibit while a panel of judges goes around to each team to ask questions about their process.

The purpose of this open event is to allow each team to show off their hard work, practice their presentation skills, and share their solutions with the rest of the community. This way, kids can get learn and get inspired by how other teams approached similar challenges in completely different ways.

Critical Thinking Team Challenge

The team challenge is a one hour engineering and design-thinking activity that will take place on-site during the day of the competition. It will not involve programming or any specific technical skills. Instead, the challenge will be a surprise so that participants can display their teamwork and critical thinking skills with little advanced preparation.


Award Ceremony

At the end of the event there will be a brief trophy presentation, followed by category-specific presentations to highlight teams that stood out in each of the three competition areas. Winners in each area will be given the opportunity to share their work in a non-judged, interview-style format, so that everyone can continue to learn from each other.

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Galvanize San Francisco - Soma

44 Tehama Street

San Francisco, CA 94105

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