In August it was announced that more than 600 children ages 9 to 16* from schools over Scotland will explore the fascinating world of Waste!
From collection, to sorting, to smart production and reuse, there is more to your waste than meets the eye. Join FIRST LEGO League teams on a ‘Trash Trek’ to discover the hidden (or not so hidden) world of Waste!
With the schools working in teams of ten engaging industry experts, STEM ambassadors and undertaking in depth research they are about to enter the competition stages with events to be held in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee and St Andrews.
The first of these will be held at the School of Computing Science and Digital Media on 12th December 2015.
This event is primarily a celebration of the efforts put in by the teams and their coaches, and of the energetic and inventive way in which the teams have met the tough challenges posed to them. Organisers are looking forward to seeing this year’s teams and the class of 2015 robots, which will be put through their paces in a sports-like atmosphere! Judges are particularly keen to discuss the relevance of the skills they learned during the project and the connection they made between the skills they learned and the real world of the waste industry.
In First Lego League learners need to think like scientists and engineers as they programme a robot (using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot set) to score points, devising a solution to a problem as part of their project, all while being guided by the FLL Core Values.
These three elements – the Robot Game, Project, and FLL Core Values – make up the Challenge.
Registration will open soon for the 2015 First Lego League World Class Challenge, What is the future of learning? exploring how we gather knowledge and develop skills in the 21st Century.
The judges are also eager to see the teams present their ideas on how to tackle the World’s big problem of waste. Will the teams think of a way to reduce the amount of rubbish we produce or instead invent a better and more creative way to deal with the waste we have piling up?
The winning team is invited to attend the UK National Finals at Loughborough University on Sunday 21st February 2016. We will provide £1000 for the champions to put toward attending this event. For the top teams at Loughborough there will be the opportunity to take part in the international finals in the USA.
For more information: http://www.firstlegoleague.org/mission/support#sthash.PAN7FUy8.dpuf