FIRST® LEGO® League Jr teams (up to 6 members and for youth between 6 and 10 years old) develop a model based on engineering problem solving to a real-world problem such as trash, food safety, recycling, energy, etc.. The model is built using LEGO® elements. The teams are guided by a set of FLLJr Core Values.
FIRST® LEGO® League teams (up to 10 members and for youth between 9 and 14 years old) research a real-world problem such as trash, food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution to their project issue. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field. The teams also learn to approach this using a set of FLL Core Values.
FIRST® Tech Challenge teams (up to 15 members and for youth in grades 7 to 12) are challenged to design, build, program a robot to play a sports-like game. Gracious Professionalism is part of the ethos of FIRST. It’s a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community.
Thanks to our volunteers
We had a great time at the 1st NorCal FIRST Volunteer Block Party at The Play Space in October.
We had a great time and celebrated all of our volunteers.
Special thanks to Dianne, Ceal, Bill, Nick for organizing and contributing to the success of the party.
We will be doing this again next Fall – stay tuned for more info!
Presidential Volunteer Service Awards
Be recognized for your volunteer service on behalf of Playing At Learning’s programs! Learn more
Congratulations to the 16 individuals that contributed 100 or more volunteer hours for Playing At Learning between June 2015 – May 2016 and received Bronze and Silver recognition:
- Bill Brees
- Nicholas Hammes
- Alvin Cheng
- Ambika Mago
- Anika Greene
- Barbara Toole O’Neil
- Bob France
- Dianne France
- Earl Nichols
- Jeff Greene
- Joshua Oh
- Karen Mahoney
- Matthew James
- Natalie Edelman
- Rathish Jayabharathi
- Steve George