Each year, FIRST LEGO League Jr. presents a new and exciting Challenge to ignite the creativity of young children. While exploring the real-world theme, teams will learn about simple machines as they build a model made of LEGO®elements with a motorized part. They will also learn to present information through a Show Me Poster. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under a signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®. WASTE WISE Challenge is available to registered teams through the FIRST LEGO League Jr. Showcase.
Start by learning about honey bees like me, Elisa, using your Inspire set for Inspiration. Explore our habitats. Find out why we are important. Then choose an animal that shares one of our habitats. Learn as much as you can about your selected animal and its habitat. Do honey bees or your animal face any challenges in their shared habitat? If so, can you think of any solutions? Will you swing like a monkey? Fly like a bat? Or hop like a frog? It’s up to you!
Build a LEGO® model that shows your animal, the Inspire set, and a honey bee living in the same habitat. Use the model to show what you have learned. Be sure to use a LEGO® motor to make at least one part of your model move. Create a Show Me poster. Your poster will help you teach others about what you have learned. It should tell about your research, your animal, your model, and your team.
There are many ways for your team to share what you have learned. You could: ● Hold an open team meeting. Invite your family, friends, and others. Present your LEGO® model and Show Me poster.
● Participate in a FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. Expo. You will talk with volunteers called “Reviewers” and other teams. You will share what you have learned and created during the CREATURE CRAZESM season.
● Share your work on the FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. Online Showcase. No matter what you do, have fun!
The FIRST LEGO League Jr. Core Values are the cornerstones of the program. They are among the fundamental elements that distinguish FIRST LEGO League Jr. from other programs of its kind. We ask that everyone associated with every team understand and honor these Core Values.
In FIRST LEGO League Jr., every team and team member’s achievements are celebrated!
Amazing Movement Award- For incorporating a unique movement into a team’s design,
Gracious Professionalism Award- For exemplifying gracious professionalism during the event. This team was thoughtful, kind, and showed respect for others.
Against All Odds Award- For overcoming incredible odds of an unforeseen nature. This team was able to improvise, adapt, and recover out of sheer determination.
Effort and Learning Award- For a strong effort and a willingness to learn and try new things. This team prepared for success.
Complexity and Decoration Award- For beautiful model construction, with great decorative touches.
Most Explosive Award- For explosive ideas, eye-catching Show-Me poster, and explosive team energy.
Robust Design Award- The team whose understanding and application of construction knowledge allowed them to produce the most solid and sturdiest design.
Construction Innovation Award- For demonstrating an ability to think creatively. This team created excellent designs and built quality components without any instructions or outside assistance.
Team Spirit Award- For a fun team environment, a positive attitude, and constant team support and cheering.
Teamwork Award- For hard work on teamwork. Success as a team came first. Always first to a team solution, this team knows that Together Everyone Achieves More.
Inquiring Minds- For interest in science and enjoyment of the building process. Always looking to find a solution, this team kept morale up while creating smart solutions.