FIRST LEGO League Explore was created by an initiative of the American foundation FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and LEGO and has been developed to bring children from six to ten years to the STEM theme. The children will be introduced to the topics by the colorful bricks they already know.
Accompanied by two or more adult coaches, the teams (up to six team members) explore real existing problems such as resources, recycling, energy, or the coexistence of humans and animals. They create a Show Me poster that presents their discovery and their team, and they build a motorized model of LEGO bricks. On the “journey” the children learn to work together in a team and explore the wonders of science and technology. The focus of the project is the FIRST Core Values such as a respectful approach, shared experience, and critical thinking. At the end of each season, the teams meet for an exhibition to present their results, share ideas, and have fun together.