LEGO® Education and FIRST are excited to unveil RePLAY℠, the new 2020-2021 FIRST® LEGO® League season theme, with a short video on social media. For the new season, students will complete tasks related to health, sports, and fitness. Team registration for all three age divisions will now be open for the season launching on August 4, 2020.
Students will be tasked with completing a challenge designed in partnership with a panel of experts using a variety of LEGO Education products, including LEGO Education WeDo 2.0, LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3, and the newest LEGO Education SPIKE Prime and SPIKE Prime Expansion set.
A keen eye may notice that with the new season, FIRST LEGO League is introducing a simplified program structure with three divisions: Challenge (ages 9-14), Explore (ages 6-10), and Discover (ages 4-6). While the branding will change, the program’s impact and experience remain the same. Through the three divisions of FIRST® LEGO® League the 2020-2021 PLAYMAKERS℠ and RePLAY℠ season will reach nearly 500,000 children, ages 4 to 16, from 100+ countries.
FIRST ® LEGO® League introduces science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to children ages 4-16 (ages vary by country) through fun, exciting hands-on learning. Participants gain real-world problem-solving experiences through a guided, global robotics program, helping today’s students and teachers build a better future together. FIRST LEGO League’s three divisions inspire youth to experiment and grow their critical thinking, coding, and design skills through hands-on STEM learning and robotics.
Engaging Youth in STEM Exploration with FIRST LEGO League
FIRST LEGO League guides youth through STEM learning and exploration at an early age. From Discover, to Explore, and then to Challenge, students will understand the basics of STEM and apply their skills in an exciting competition while building habits of learning, confidence, and teamwork skills along the way. Students can begin their FIRST LEGO League journey with Discover and progress through Explore and Challenge. Children can also join at any division based on their age or grade level.
FIRST LEGO League – Discover (Ages 4-6)
For children ages 4-6, this playful introductory STEM program ignites their natural curiosity and builds their habits of learning with hands-on activities in the classroom and at home using LEGO® DUPLO® bricks.
FIRST LEGO League – Explore (Ages 6-10)
The FLL Explore set.In Explore, teams of students ages 6-10 focus on the fundamentals of engineering as they explore real-world problems, learn to design and code, and create unique solutions made with LEGO bricks and powered by LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0.
FIRST LEGO League – Challenge (Ages 9-16)
Friendly competition is at the heart of Challenge, as teams of students ages 9-16* engage in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering – building and programming a LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime or LEGO MINDSTORMS® robot that navigates the missions of a robot game. As part of Challenge, teams also participate in a research project to identify and solve a relevant real-world problem.
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