This year, Poinciana Elementary STEM School had two of our Robotics teams receive a bid to compete in World Invitational Competitions. The teams competed in the FIRST® Lego League (FLL) South Florida Regional Tournament that was held on February 24, 2018! “TAZ BOTS” team will be traveling to Houston, Texas to compete in the FIRST Lego League World Invitational and the “Powerful Pandas” will compete in the FLL RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL in May. Both tournaments will bring together teams from around the world to compete and celebrate their FIRST Lego League season.

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Poinciana Elementary STEM School's FIRST Lego League teams #913 TAZ BOTS and #4327 Powerful Pandas

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School:
Poinciana Elementary 
Subject:
Stem 
Teacher:
Karen Dennis 
 
Gloria Gibson (Afterschool Director) 
Students Impacted:
13 
Grade:
K-5 
Date:
February 28, 2018

7% Funded

 

 

Only $17,310.00 Needed

 

Goal

This year, Poinciana Elementary STEM School had two of our Robotics teams receive a bid to compete in World Invitational Competitions. The teams competed in the FIRST® Lego League (FLL) South Florida Regional Tournament that was held on February 24, 2018! “TAZ BOTS” team will be traveling to Houston, Texas to compete in the FIRST Lego League World Invitational and the “Powerful Pandas” will compete in the FLL RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL in May. Both tournaments will bring together teams from around the world to compete and celebrate their FIRST Lego League season.  

 

What will be done with my students

FIRST® LEGO League is an international program for 9 to 16 year-olds to get children excited about science and technology – and teach them valuable employment and life skills. This year’s theme "HydroDynamics" Challenge asked teams to explore the problems we face connected to the Human Water Cycle. Teams meet the Challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a playing field (Robot Game) within a set time (2 1⁄2 minutes) and developing an innovative solution to a problem they have identified. Both teams will meet with teams from around the world to showcase their skills. 

 

Benefits to my students

The students will have the opportunity to interact with students from all over the world, 100 teams, 70 countries--sharing ideas and learning from each other. The FIRST program inspires, excites, and introduces kids to the wonders of science, technology, and engineering giving them skills they will use for a lifetime. 

 

Budget Narrative

YIKES--that's a lot! YES, but so worth the experience. We are doing all we can to offset the cost but need help from the community to make it happen. Every donation moves us closer to our goal. Thanks. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Team Registration (x2) @ $1000 $2,000.00
2 Airfare (13 students) $7,000.00
3 Rental vans $1,200.00
4 Lodging $4,500.00
5 Food $3,000.00
6 Enrichment $1,000.00
  Total: $18,700.00

7% Funded

 

 

Only $17,310.00 Needed

 

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