Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators

In FIRST® LEGO® League, students research a real-world engineering challenge, develop a solution, and can compete in local, regional, and national robotics tournaments.

With guidance from Science Center educators, team members use science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts to design, build, and program a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot.

Throughout the 25-week program, students will discover the fun in science through teamwork, imaginative thinking, and innovation.

Team Info

  • Schedule: Sundays, Nov. 4 through May 19 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • For students in grades four-eight
  • Teams consist of 10 students
  • Cost: $900 for 25 weeks if registered and paid by 5 p.m. on Nov. 30
  • Payment plan: three payments of $325 ($975), with first payment paid by 5 p.m. on Nov. 30

Into Orbit

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing in July 2019, this year’s challenge is “Into Orbit.” Teams will identify and research a physical or social problem faced by humans during long duration space exploration. Projects can range from designing a lunar lander to an air filtration system for a space station. 

Program Highlights

The team introduces students to the range of careers available in the STEM fields, and provides skills that will help them succeed in those careers. 

  • Build life skills while building robots
  • An intense, fun sports competition model
  • Develop critical-thinking and team-building skills
  • Gain hands-on programming and rapid-prototyping experience

FIRST LEGO League is an international program for children created in a partnership between FIRST and the LEGO® Group in 1998. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. 

Contact: Tyler Groft, 484-664-1002 ext. 105, tyler@davincisciencenter.org


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