Informational meeting for parents and students, ages 9 - 14, who want to participate in PVEF's Fall 2011 Robotics Roundup - FIRST LEGO League .
Rancho Rosal Multi Purpose Room, 3535 Village at the Park Drive. Go to the FLL website at www.firstlegoleague.org for more information.
Theme for FLL 2011 - FOOD FACTOR
Can FIRST® LEGO® League teams improve the quality of food by finding ways to prevent food contamination? In the 2011 Food Factor Challenge, over 200,000 9-16* year olds from over 55 countries will explore the topic of food safety and examine the possible points of contamination our food encounters – from exposure to insects and creatures, to unsterile processing and transportation, to unsanitary preparation and storage – then find ways to prevent or combat these contaminates. In the Food Factor Challenge, teams will build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT to solve a set of Food Safety missions as well as research, develop, and share their innovative food safety solutions.
Elementary and middle-school students get to:
Design, build and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology
Apply real-world math and science concepts
Research challenges facing today’s scientists
Learn critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills
Participate in tournaments and celebrations