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FIRST® LEGO® League teams (up to 10 members, grades 4-8), guided by two or more adult coaches, research a real-world problem such as water use, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field.



Championship Tournament Information

The inaugural Kansas Central FIRST LEGO League Championship Tournament is set for December 8, 2018 in Haysville Middle School at 900 W Grand in Haysville. Sixteen teams are preparing for a fun-filled day of presenting their innovative solutions to the INTO ORBIT challenge:

Identify a human physical or social problem faced during long duration space exploration within our Sun’s solar system and propose a solution.

In addition, teams demonstrate their robot building and programming skills using LEGO Mindstorms creations to compete in three rounds of the robot game.  They also are evaluated by judges about their robot design strategies and their understanding and demonstration of the FIRST Core Values.  Awards are presented to the overall Champion  and teams exhibiting excellence in Core Values, the Research Project, Robot Design, a Judge’s Award, and Robot Performance.

The public is invited to attend the event.  For more information, call 316-558-4885.  Event activity times are:

8:30 AM – 8:55 AM Opening Ceremony
9:00 AM – 11:50 PM Robot Design Judging
9:10 AM – 12:00 PM Research Project Judging
9:20 AM – 12:10 PM Core Values Judging
10:10 AM – 10:50 AM Robot Performance Round 1
11:10 AM – 11:50 AM Robot Performance Round 2
12:40 PM – 1:20 PM Robot Performance Round 3
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Awards and Closing Ceremonies



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