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Cornell NanoScale Facility FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. Expo


Scenes from 2017 Creature Craze!

 

 

We are grateful to The Shell Corporation for their continued support of this event.



Get pumped for the FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. 2017/2018 season!

In the AQUA ADVENTURESM Challenge, more than 40,000 children will navigate the uncharted waters of this important resource. Find out where the water you use in your daily life comes from, and what happens on its way to you. Where will this current voyage carry you?

The challenge will start August of 2017 for our event in January 2018.

We hope you can join us!

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]


 

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

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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