What is FIRST® LEGO® League Discover?
FIRST LEGO League Discover is a playful introductory STEM program for teams of children ages 4-6, that ignites their natural curiosity and builds their habits of learning. By the end of the program, children emerge more confident, better equipped to face future challenges, and discover the joy of learning. A new and exciting Challenge is presented every year, and each team of four children begins their exploration of this real-world theme with an exclusive LEGO Education Discovery Set. With this set as a starting point, they build a solution to the Challenge with LEGO® DUPLO® elements.
Teams share their journey, ideas, models, and STEM skills at a celebration event. Throughout their experience, teams operate under the FIRST® Core Values, celebrating discovery and teamwork, all the while having fun! Discover is not available as an individual team option and is designed for classrooms or programs that serve 8 or more students.
The children embark on their exploration journey with an exclusive LEGO® Education Discover model. This LEGO® DUPLO model serves as a starting point from which children can design their own creations. In this playful manner, they develop essential STEAM skills, including science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.
By emphasizing the FIRST Core Values, participating children learn to understand cause and effect, make predictions, solve problems, and collaborate effectively with others.
The third kindergarten class, first grade, or organization can participate in FIRST® LEGO® League Discover. Together with the class or team, you take on the challenge and, guided by teaching materials, go through the (up to 12) sessions step by step.
What do you need to participate in FIRST® LEGO® League Discover?
To participate in FIRST LEGO League Discover, you will need the Discover set of the current season, which comes with LEGO DUPLO elements to build the challenge model.
After registration, the set will be shipped to the provided address. Additionally, the Team Meeting Guidebook and Engineering Notebook are available as supportive teaching materials to guide educators in facilitating activities where children collaborate and develop essential creative skills.
LEGO® Education STEAM Park
For participating teams, a LEGO® Education STEAM Park set (item number 45024) is required, suitable for two teams of four students each. This comprehensive LEGO® DUPLO set, centered around the amusement park/carnival theme, promotes movement and creativity.
In addition to FIRST LEGO League Discover, the STEAM Park sets can also be used for other educational purposes following the 'STEAM Park Teacher's Guide.' The purchase of the STEAM Park set is not included in the registration and can be made through distributors such as RATO Education.
As a reminder of participation in FIRST LEGO League Discover, a certificate is available to use. You can download this certificate during the course of the season.
Participate in the classroom
The third year of kindergarten and first grade have the opportunity to register for participation in FIRST® LEGO® League Discover. The curriculum consists of 10 sessions, each lasting one hour, during which students work in groups of 4.
Each season introduces a new theme that is central to the challenge that the students undertake.
The team coach guides the FIRST LEGO League Explorer team and can be a teacher, parent, family member, or acquaintance. The team coach is 18 years or older, and a maximum of one team coach can lead the team.
The team coach must possess a recent extract from the criminal record - model 2. This can be obtained digitally from your municipality.
Included Tools and Resources
As a teacher/guide, you'll have access to a range of powerful tools and resources upon registering your team(s). It's wonderful to know that no prior knowledge is required to participate - our program is specially designed to support both beginners and experienced educators.
Whether you're new to the world of STEM education or an experienced teacher, FIRST LEGO League is tailor-made to keep the barrier to entry as low as possible. The goal is to inspire you and your students, stimulate creativity, and introduce them to STEM.
These two guides are a collection of activities and supportive materials designed to assist FIRST LEGO League Explore coaches in guiding their teams through the challenge. The guides help team members learn more about science and technology, as well as how to apply language skills in a fun and creative way.
Team Meeting Guide
FIRST LEGO League Discover participation fees
- FIRST LEGO League Discover set: 100 EUR (incl. TVA), excluding shipping
In addition to the Discover set, you will need a LEGO® Education STEAM Park set to participate. This is not included in the amounts mentioned above.
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