FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. teams consist of up to six students and two mentors, grades K-3 and between 6-9 years old*. Students work together to build a motorized model using LEGO® that show how to combat a real-world problem. They are assigned to 18 countries by FIRST®. Throughout this process, the team must also create a “Show-Me” poster describing how they made their discovery, as well as introducing the members of the team.
FIRST® LEGO® League® teams consist of up to ten kids and two adult mentors, grades 4-8 and between 9-14 years old*. FIRST® LEGO® League is a step-up from FIRST® LEGO® League Jr.®, but with different objectives and an increase in difficulty. Students work together to build a robot using LEGO® that combats a real-world problem. The robot is then taken to select locations on select dates to compete with other creations on a tabletop playing field.
FIRST® Tech Challenge® consists of teams of at least ten students, grades 7-12. Teams will build a robot that will combat a real-world problem. Teams then compete in a floor game using an alliance format. This is done in order to increase skills in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics).
FIRST® Robotics Competition® consists of teams of at least twenty students, grades 9-12. Teams will build a robot that combats a real-world problem within a 6 week time frame. Afterwards, teams practice and revise their practice robot and develop strategies. Teams may sign up for one or more Regional or District events hosted by FIRST®.