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Enrichment Activities for our ANIMAL ALLIES

March 3, 2017

While the rest of the world awaits the arrival of the newest Animal Adventure resident, a FIRST® LEGO® League team in California has been cooking up ways to keep giraffes, otters, penguins, and wolves happy and busy in captivity. Coach Brian and Team 17746 The Naturalists developed enrichment activities for selected animal residents of their… Read More ›

What could an animal teach you?

Gretchen Hooker of the Biomimicry Institute served on this season’s Challenge Advisory Team to design the ANIMAL ALLIES and CREATURE CRAZE challenges. She is our guest blogger today. Is your team looking for creative and innovative solutions for your research Project?  (Of course you are!)  Well, biomimicry might be just what you need.  Biomimicry is “innovation… Read More ›

NeXT Generation bridges the progression of programs

Our FIRST ®LEGO® League Global Innovation semi-finalists, runners-up and winners do not necessarily end their work when their winning seasons are over. We caught up with the 2015 FLL WORLD CLASSSM semi-finalists, NeXT Generation, of Tully, NY, USA, who have had quite an exciting year working with teams in three of the four FIRST® programs. Earlier this season, NeXT GEN… Read More ›

Winter ‘Storm’ update

Last season’s FLL WORLD CLASSSM Global Innovation winning team, Team Storm of Terre Haute, Ind., USA, walked away with the top prize of $20,000 USD to further develop their ROY G. BIV Math System to aid students struggling with dyslexia. Coach Lori Langley recently checked in with the team’s progress. At the end of May 2015, we… Read More ›

‘Fixing the world’ has a nice ring to it

Last season’s FLL WORLD CLASSSM Global Innovation Semi-Finalist, the Heschel RoboHawks of Northridge, California, developed the Word Ring as their Project solution.  The team of 6th- through 8th-graders describes their invention as a text-to-speech device designed to assist visually impaired people read; 34% of visually impaired children are non-readers in America.  Braille books are not… Read More ›

Step by step – One team’s path to an FLL WORLD CLASS(SM) Project

USA Team 4659, The Bacon Bricks, is an all-girl team from Oregon made up of students in grades 5 through 7. We wanted to share their story as a sample of the different ways to approach a Project. 1. Our team first looked at how we might be able to research how to improve the way students learn… Read More ›

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