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1 FIRST: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology

2 FIRST & LEGO Partnership Created in 1998 by: Dean Kamen, FIRST Founder Inventor of the Segway/Insulin Pump The LEGO Group LEGO means Play Well Mission To: Motivate the next generation to understand, use and enjoy science and technology.

3 FLL Vision INSPIRES children, ages 9 to 14, to participate in science and technology ENGAGES kids in playful and meaningful learning PROVIDES a fun, creative, hands-on learning experience CHALLENGES kids to solve real-world problems using robotics, research and teamwork skills TEACHES children to experiment and overcome obstacles BUILDS self-esteem and confidence

4 Opportunities with FIRST FIRST PROGRAMS: JrFLL (Junior FIRST LEGO ® League) 6-9 years old FLL (FIRST LEGO ® League) 9-14 years old FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) years old FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) years old "To create a world where science and technology are celebrated.. where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes" Opportunities with FIRST

5 Arizona FLL – The Numbers 2013 Season: 30% Annual Growth in Participation 300 Teams State-wide 13 Regional Tournaments Phoenix, Chandler, Scottsdale, Mesa, Flagstaff, Tucson Yuma, Sierra Vista, Winslow 1 State Championship Tournament 1,000 Volunteers

6 FLL Challenge Teams of 3-10 children, ages 9-14, guided by at least 1 adult coach, have 8-12 weeks to: Complete an annual Challenge: Project Presentation (1/3 of Score) o Analyze, research, and invent a solution on the season theme o Develop a creative presentation about the solution and deliver it to a panel of judges Robot Interview + Performance (1/3 of Score) o Build an autonomous robot that completes, in 2-1/2 minutes, pre-designed missions o Share with judges what the team has learned by solving problems using robotics Demonstrate Core Values (1/3 of Score) o Emphasize respect, integrity, friendly sportsmanship and community involvement

7 Core Values

8 We are a Team. We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our Coaches/Mentors. We know our coaches and mentors dont have all the answers; we learn together We honor the spirit of friendly competition. What we discover is more important than what we win. We share our experiences with others. We display Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition in everything we do. We have FUN! Core Values

9 The Project

10 The Project The Project Identify a Real World Problem Create an Innovative Solution Test your solution and adjust as necessary Share Your Research and Solution With your community With tournament judges

11 Robot Technical Robot Technical

12 Share with judges: Facts about the teams robot Details on the design process A short trial run of the robot

13 Robot Game Robot Game Score as many points as possible in 2-1/2 minutes

14 Team Registration: May – September Challenge Release on the Web: August 27th Season Kickoff at ASU: Saturday, September 7th Regional Qualifying Tournaments: – Saturday, November 23rd – Saturday, December 7th State Championship Tournament: Saturday, December 14th Team Timeline

15 Arizona FLL Web Site Arizona FLL Web Site

16 Team Registration/Order Materials Open through at least mid-Sept. Team Registration/Order Materials Open through at least mid-Sept. 16

17 Tournament Registration Open Until Oct. 31 Tournament Registration Open Until Oct

18 Coach/Mentor Resources Link from AZ FLL Web Site Coach/Mentor Resources Link from AZ FLL Web Site 18

19 The rewards are priceless!

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