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First LEGO League – Trash Trek

Dear Parents and Students,

As of the beginning of August we will be hosting FLL teams at Ocean View Hills School on Tuesday afternoons, at La Mirada Elementary on Wednesday afternoons, and at The Outlets at The Border on Wednesday evenings.

First LEGO League or FLL is a competitive robotic competition for youth ages 9 – 14. It uses LEGO Mindstorms robots to explore modern challenges in a positive fun environment. This year’s challenge will be Trash Trek! Youth will be presented with 16 or more missions related to reducing, recycling, and sustainability. For a brief overview of the challenge check out this video:

From the First LEGO League website:
We’re not talking trash – we’re cleaning it up! In the 2015 FIRST® LEGO® League TRASH TREKSM Challenge, more than 233,000 children ages 9 to 16* from over 80 countries will explore the fascinating world of trash. From collection, to sorting, to smart production and reuse, there is more to your trash than meets the eye. Join FIRST LEGO League teams on a Trash Trek to discover the hidden (or not so hidden) world of trash!

FIRST LEGO League (FLL®) challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. During the TRASH TREKSM season, teams will choose and solve a real-world trash problem in the Project. They will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under FLL’s signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®.

Elementary and middle-school students get to:
Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology
Apply real-world math and science concepts
Research challenges facing today’s scientists
Learn critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills
Participate in tournaments and celebrations
What FLL teams accomplish is nothing short of amazing. It’s fun. It’s exciting. And the skills they learn will last a lifetime.
 

– See more at: http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/2015trashtrek
If you have a child interested in joining a team or are an adult interested in coaching please contact us at robots@syevf.org or call Victor at (619)578-9206. We are always looking for volunteers to guide the clubs.

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