LEGO & Robotics 🤖
Welcome! To start off, let's get familiar with the acronyms.
S.T.E.M. = Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math
FLLC = FIRST® LEGO League Challenge.
FIRST® = For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology. FIRST® created and provides the FLLC robotics program.
Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, N.H., FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. With support from over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than $80 million in college scholarships, the not-for-profit organization hosts the FIRST® Robotics Competition for students in Grades 9-12; FIRST® Tech Challenge for Grades 7-12; FIRST®LEGO® League for Grades 4-8; and FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. for Grades K-4. Gracious Professionalism® is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. To learn more about FIRST®, go to www.firstinspires.org.
Mrs. Hine, our school librarian brought the FIRST® program to the Quogue School after seeing firsthand how engaging, comprehensive, and innovative the program was for young learners. STEM is taught by Mrs. Hine and Ms. McGreevy. All STEM classes are held in the Library.
For more information, head on over to the STEM page. ⬅︎
The 2021-2022 season
It's Time To Go Full Speed Ahead.
EXPERIENCE A TRANSPORTATION-INSPIRED ROBOTICS SEASON!
Competitions are held across three divisions:
- Discover (~ages 4-6)
- Explore (~ages 6-10)
- Challenge (~ages 9-14)
- Grades Pre K, and K
FIRST® LEGO League Jr. Discovery Edition is a playful introductory STEM program for teams of children ages 4-6, that ignites their natural curiosity and builds their habits of learning.
During this year's season, children ages 4-6 (grades PreK and K) will get creative and use their critical thinking and imaginations to explore how cargo is transported, sorted, and delivered to its destinations.
- Grades 1 +
Video: FIRST Lego League JR.
Captures young curiosity by exploring real-world scientific challenges, learning teamwork, and working with motorized LEGO elements. During this year's season, children in grades 1and 4 will get creative and use their critical thinking and imaginations to explore how cargo is transported, sorted, and delivered to its destinations.
- Grades 5+
Video: FIRST® Lego League
- 2021-2022 Challenge Project Video: Cargo Connect Video Sneak Peak
Elementary and middle school-aged students research a real-world engineering challenge, develop a solution, and compete with LEGO-based robots of their own design
Robots Used in Sixth and Fifth Grade
Grade 6: EV3
Grade 5: Spike Prime
Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition through FIRST's Core Values.
Quogue students will learn about Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition through FIRST's Core Values.
We express the FIRST® philosophies of Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition through our Core Values. Core Values are not just something you do. It is a way, a METHOD of doing things that builds character and guides us throughout the whole experience. Here's a sneak peek of what your child will learn:
- Discover (~ages 4-6)