Tag: project

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 ›

From TRASH TREK to Junior Ambassador of UNICEF

On June 13, 2016, Dora Pestotnik Stres of the Speedy Paws team in Slovenia, was appointed Junior Ambassador of UNICEF through her work in FIRST® LEGO® League competition this past season. Throughout the TRASH TREKSM season, Dora and her team developed a solution that would help the children in underdeveloped and remote areas to understand how important it… Read More ›

Connecting with experts

At the beginning of the 2015-16 school year, the Center for EcoTechnology (CET) started hearing from FIRST® LEGO® League TRASH TREKSM teams from across Massachusetts and the nation. CET is a nonprofit that runs two recycling programs funded by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection: RecyclingWorks (recycling assistance for businesses) and THE GREEN TEAM (environmental education… 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 ›

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 ›

Ask an Expert – Lee Magpili

As we bid adieu to September today, we know many teams are well under way in their FLL WORLD CLASS plans. In case you missed it, Lee Magpili presented an Ask an Expert Webinar in September that was entirely geared toward answering rookie teams’ questions. The full recording (about an hour long) has been posted to… Read More ›

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