FIRST® LEGO® LEAGUE (Ages 10 - 14)

The Greensboro Science Center is sponsoring several teams for the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) 2018-2019 Into Orbit season. FLL is an international competition that revolves around designing and programming LEGO® Mindstorm robots to complete challenges on a themed mat. Students also learn team building skills and create innovative solutions for challenges facing today’s scientists. For more information about the international FLL program, visit www.firstinspires.org.


Our Program
The Greensboro Science Center is devoted to helping young people discover and develop a passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The FLL program is designed to help students learn STEM under the FLL Core Values. The annual programs culminate in a robotics competition and celebration where teams win recognition, gain self-confidence, develop people skills, make new friends and perhaps discover an unforeseen career path.

GSC teams meet once a week beginning in late August for 3-4 hours. Students who participate on teams are expected to attend the weekly meetings and do any homework assignments. The GSC also hosts an evening team night and in-house scrimmage. Teams will also be competing in a regional FLL tournament and will have the possibility to advance to the state competition depending on their performance at the regional tournament.

Our Teams
• Legosaurus (Wednesdays 1:00 - 4:00pm)
• Brickbusters (Wednesdays 1:00 - 4:00pm)
• Flying Robo Puggles (Saturdays 9:00am - 12/12:30pm) *Girls Only
• Natty Narwhals (Saturdays 9:00am - 12/12:30pm)
• Bonzai Bananas (Sundays 1:00 - 4:00pm)
• Thunder Ninjas (Sundays 1:00 - 4:00pm)

Who can join?

  • To compete on a GSC FLL team, students must be between the ages of 10 and 14 (10 by the start of the season, no older than 14 as of January 1, 2018 and not in high school). Students must also have previously taken a GSC EV3 programming class. Students must make the commitment to be available between August 25 and December 16, with the possibility of January 31, 2019. It is also mandatory for team members and one guardian to have a Greensboro Science Center membership; it is GSC policy that the primary membership holder must be 16 years of age or older.

Parent Information Meeting

  • We will be holding an information meeting for parents before the season starts on August 2, 2018 from 6pm - 8pm in Science Theater. This meeting is mandatory for parents new to Greensboro Science Center FLL and helpful for parents who have previously had students in our programs.

Cost

  • $275 per participant.
    This includes a minimum of 10 team meetings, a team t-shirt, competition registrations, and any supplies and costs needed for the team's participation. The fee will also go towards the team night and the in-house scrimmage.

Registration

  • Registration for the 2018-2019 FLL season will open after the August 1, 2018 parent meeting.
  • Applications are due August 14, 2018 at 11:59pm.

Contact Us

Questions or comments? Email ladamonis@greensboroscience.org or call 336-288-3769 x1301.