Team Duct Tape member, Adi, went pretty much nonstop all day at the Jr. FLL Snack Attack Expo at MOSI last Sunday. The place was jam packed with teams of very young and very remarkable Jr. FLLers showcasing their 2012 Snack Attack projects, as well as their families, friends and supporters and visiting MOSI guests.
FTC Teams Hydra and Schroedinger’s Army were also there with their robots (Hydra also had their FRC robot!), and everyone enjoyed seeing the variety of ways teams approach game challenges. (For what it’s worth, it’s going to be really hard to “stack up” to the Schroedinger’s Army robot!)
The day was great fun, and it was wonderful seeing all the energy and enthusiasm for FIRST programs from youth, families and MOSI visitors!
Focused on building an interest in science and engineering in children ages 6-9, Jr. FIRST LEGO League, like FLL for older elementary and middle school aged children, features a real-world challenge that has to be solved by research, critical thinking and imagination. Guided by adult coaches and the Jr.FLL Core Values, students work with LEGO elements and moving parts to build ideas and concepts and present them for review.
At the Expo, Jr. FLLers will get to strut their stuff solving race style puzzles and enjoying
LEGO themed activities at MOSIs new “Idea Zone.” And they get to see other FIRST teams in action including FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Team Duct Tape and Palm Harbor University High School with our hybrid LEGO/TETRIX robots, and the big bots fielded by FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC) teams from Hillsborough High School.
We’re happy to be part of the Jr. FLL Expo, and supporting the next generation of great FIRST students!
If you want to join in the fun, Sunday, head over to MOSI for the event. While the Expo is free to attend, Expo host, Inanimate Reason, has partnered with museum to offer access to all of MOSI at a group rate of $8 per person.
The expo starts at 1:30 and lasts until 4:30. The full schedule for the expo is available on the expo website at http://inanimatereason.com/expo.
Hope to see you there!