FIRST LEGO League WA
Over two school terms, teams of students (ages 9-16) engage in two STEM problem-solving challenges. The Robot Challenge is building and programming a LEGO robot that completes missions on a field. The Research Project is to identify and solve a real-world problem. Both challenges are undertaken with positive, collaborative principles that are celebrated at the high-energy, end-of-season competitions.
The program has grown over its seven years from a pilot competition for 56 students, and now culminates in six, day-long qualifying competitions and one State finals competition involving 15,000 students, teachers, mentors and engaged local community members.
FLL Education Research
An experienced teacher and FLL Coach, Michael Graffin is currently undertaking his Master of Philosophy in Education at Curtin University. He is investigating how students develop their collaboration and communication skills by being a part of FLL. If you are interested in following his academic journey, we have created a Linkedin group to share resources and news.
Get involved in the FLL WA community
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) WA was named a finalist in the 2020 Premier’s Science Awards. It is a testament to the strong collaborative community of practice around FLL WA that it was selected as a finalist for the Chevron Science Engagement Initiative of the Year.
We are always looking for STEM-focused schools to join the growing FLL community. Email Tim Keely at T.Keely@curtin.edu.au to get involved.
For more information about FLL WA, watch the video of the 2020 online information session.
Are you ready for this to happen at your school?
We want to thank these partners below for their support in FLL WA. Without their involvement, none of this can happen.