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Cornell NanoScale Facility FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. Expo

Cornell NanoScale Facility FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. Expo

Saturday, January 26th, 2019
Duffield Hall, Cornell Campus

What would it be like to live on the moon?

The 2018/2019 FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. season will transport you to a place where you make the rules, learn to thrive and explore all that is around you. Discovery awaits when you join this MISSION MOONsm.

Participating in the FLL Jr. Expo is as easy as 1....2!

[1] Form a team and register with FIRST.

[2] Register here to let us know your team is attending
our CNF Expo in January (
PDF form).

Please take care of both parts to register your team
by Wednesday, January 9th!


Each year, FIRST LEGO League Jr. presents a new and exciting challenge to ignite the creativity of children age 6 to 10. Each team of up to six children begins the exploration of this real-world theme with an exclusive LEGO® Education Inspire Model. Using this model as a starting point, they design a new model of their own with LEGO® elements. As they work, they learn basic engineering and programming skills with LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 and apply those concepts to make their model move. Teams also document their work in an Engineering Notebook and share their journey through a team Show Me Poster. Throughout their experience, teams operate under Core Values celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®.

If you have any questions on the CNF FLL Jr. Expo, please contact:
Daniel Woodie, CNF FLL Junior Expo Coordinator
Cornell University, 344 Duffield Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-2700
(607) 254-4891 • [email]
Directions and information for parking on Cornell campus [link]

Scenes from the 2018 Aqua Adventure!

Photos by Don Tennant


It's never too early to discover STEM.

STEM stands for to science, technology, engineering and math concepts. FIRST LEGO League Jr. is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®.

Guided by adult coaches, teams (up to 6 members, grades K-3) explore a real-world scientific problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc. Then they create a Show Me poster that illustrates their journey of discovery and introduces their team. They also construct a motorized model of what they learned using LEGO elements.

In the process, teams learn about teamwork, the wonders of science and technology, and the FIRST LEGO League Jr. Core Values, which include respect, sharing, and critical thinking.

At the close of each season, teams come together at Expos to strut their stuff, share ideas, celebrate, and have fun!


General Information about FIRST

is a nonprofit organization that has developed the FLL and Jr.FLL challenges for other organizations (like Cornell University) to run. The Cornell NanoScale Facility (CNF) at Cornell University operates independently from the FIRST organization, but runs the Expo following the framework developed by FIRST. More information about the FIRST organization and the competitions they organize at the elementary, middle, and high school levels can be found at their web site.

FIRST Web Site


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