Prospective Team member and Parents, It is time to start the Lego Robotics team at Sterling Park for the 2015-2016 school year! The Lego Robotics Team is open to 4th and 5th Grade students at Sterling Park.
FIRST LEGO League is an international engineering competition sponsored by the non-profit organization FIRST, For Inspiration in Research and Technology. Teams of up to ten compete in tournaments worldwide, designing and programming an EV3 Mindstorms robot to manipulate LEGO models on a 4'x8' map, and creating an innovative solution to a real world problem. There will be two teams from Sterling Park this year. The theme for 2015-2016 is "Trash Trek" and it is all about learning about what happens to items when you throw them away. Your team will research what happens to an item of your choosing once you throw it away and try to come up with a better solution for what to do with it.
Team practices will be held after school on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30PM-4:30PM and at least two competitions will be held on weekends. If selected for the team you will be expected to be at the practices. If you are in other activities that meet on those days please do not apply.
As a reminder, even though this team is usually referred to as Lego Robotics, the actual robot part of the competition only encompasses one third of our score at the tournament. One third of our score will be the project described above and the last third will be scored based on our “Gracious Professionalism” or how well we work together as a team, and how well we interact with other teams at the tournament.
Applications must be returned to your teacher by Thursday, September 10.
The applications will be reviewed by the coaches after school on September 10 and the teams will be announced on Friday, September 11 on the Eagle Eye News.
Please click here
to download an application. You may also get a copy of the application in class from your teacher.
You may also get more information on First Lego League of Central Florida by clicking here