GEAR-Tech-21 and FIRST LEGO League can go together in many ways, with Junior FIRST LEGO League as a wonderful primer for younger children. FLL teams may use the GEAR-Tech-21 curriculum activities to prepare for the season. GEAR-Tech-21 clubs can participate in FLL for an exciting way to show off their robotics knowledge. Those youth that have graduated out of FLL will want to check out FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC).
In Nebraska, GEAR-Tech-21 is the FLL Affiliate Partner and coordinates the Nebraska Championship Tournament.
Junior FIRST LEGO League introduces elementary students to real-world engineering challenges by "Think About It," "Learn About It," "Build It," "Show It," and "Share It" activities. Children are given a challenge and complete several tasks to accomplish it, with their experience culminating in sharing all that they have learned with others. Teams may purchase an official Jr.FLL Base Kit when they register a team, or they may use any LEGO elements that they currently have. The only restriction is that they must use a LEGO XL base plate (which comes with the Jr.FLL Base Kit). Jr.FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.
Elementary students get to:
What Jr. FLL teams accomplish is nothing short of amazing. It’s fun. It’s exciting. And the skills they learn will last a lifetime.
Now is a great time to start a Jr. FLL team! Please contact Brandy Wagner at email@example.com for more information.
Introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.
Elementary and middle-school students get to:
What FLL teams accomplish is nothing short of amazing. It’s fun. It’s exciting. And the skills they learn will last a lifetime.
Now is a great time to start a FLL team!
FTC is designed for those who want to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as for well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.