Grades: Pre-K-1 Ages: 4-6 Children learn by playing with LEGO DUPLO blocks through the introduction of basic STEM ideas while having fun!
Grades: 2-4 Ages: 6-10* On Explore teams, students begin to learn about the engineering process and scientific method while thinking about a real-world problem posed by the yearly theme. Students also begin to design prototypes and begin coding using a LEGO Spike Essential. If possible, students will participate in an Explore Fair to share their ideas and meet other FIRST LEGO League Teams in the West Tennessee Region.
Grades: 4-8 Ages: 9-16* In the Challenge division, students are divided into teams in order to build and program a robot that will complete various missions on the game mat. They are also given a real-world problem that they research and work to solve with their very own innovation project. Teams learn all about working together to prepare for a combination of Scrimmages, Qualifiers, and Championship competitions in the West Tennessee Region.
*A student’s date of birth as well as parent/coach input will help determine which Division best suits a student.