FIRST LEGO League is an international competition organized by FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) for elementary and middle school students (ages 9–14). Each year in August, FIRST LEGO League introduces a scientific and real-world challenge for teams to focus and research on. Rockville Science Center supports Rockville-area participants in the following ways:
– In August and September, we gather the names of adults and their students who are interested in participating in the upcoming year’s competition, and facilitate sharing of this information to help local teams form
– In September, we loan out RSC-owned FLL kits and boards to those teams who don’t already have the equipment. We also loan parts and provide assistance as we are able throughout the preparation period (September-December).
– In December or January, we hold scrimmages for local teams to practice for competition.
– We attend the competition in January to lend support to local teams.
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