FIRST LEGO League Jr Team with trophy

It’s never too early to discover STEM. FIRST LEGO® League Jr. is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®.

Guided by two or more adult Coaches, teams (up to 6 members, grades K-4) explore a real-world scientific problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc. Then they create a Show Me poster that illustrates their journey of discovery and introduces their team. They also construct a motorized model of what they learned using LEGO® elements. In the process, teams learn about teamwork, the wonders of science and technology, and the FIRST LEGO® League Jr. Core Values, which include respect, sharing, and critical thinking. At the close of each season, teams come together on a regional basis to strut their stuff, share ideas, celebrate, and have fun!

Elementary students get to:

  • "Think About It" by exploring  the challenge from different angles
  • "Learn About It" through research to discover what exists and what the future holds
  • "Build It" by solving a current or future problem and building a prototype machine with at least one moving part from LEGO® elements
  • "Show It"  with making a poster explaining what they learned, how they learned it, and explain their LEGO® model
  • "Share It" at an organized event with reviewers and others who ask the children about what they learned and to explain what they built
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What if you could build a better world? Where would you begin? More than ever, we must come together to innovate and solve problems. In FIRST, you are part of a thriving community brimming with inspiration, creativity, and hope for a stronger, more sustainable future–one that's build better together. You have the power to help the cities, towns, and places you call home to reach new heights. With the support of the FIRST community, this is your opportunity to lead our future forward–and up!

FIRST LEGO® League Jr. Challenge & Season Info

For questions about this program or the information on this page, please contact:

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COORDINATOR: Brandy W. Schulze
EMAIL: bwagner5@unl.edu
PHONE: 402-472-9023