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The goal of this project is to inspire students through science, technology, and innovation to become leaders and innovators in our world. I hope to encourage students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math as a result of participating in this project.

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3, 2, 1 LEGO

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School:
West Defuniak Elementary 
Subject:
STEM Education 
Teacher:
Tammy Goodman 
 
Debbie Bush 
Students Impacted:
20 
Grade:
Date:
September 30, 2018

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CHELCO - $1,500.00

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Goal

The goal of this project is to inspire students through science, technology, and innovation to become leaders and innovators in our world. I hope to encourage students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math as a result of participating in this project. 

 

What will be done with my students

Students will meet twice per week as part of the First LEGO League program in an after school club. We will follow the lessons outlined in the curriculum in order for students to be able to compete in First Lego League events at various levels. Students will program the robot to complete as many of the 13 challenges on the games table as they can in two minutes and thirty seconds. They also have a research problem to complete and must show that they are learning to work as a team. The LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Robot is reusable each year. Therefore, this grant could impact hundreds of students over the years to come. Students will compete in November at a pre-qualifier tournament. There are additional levels of competition if our students pass the pre-qualifier level.  

 

Benefits to my students

First LEGO League (FLL) is an international program for students in grades 4-8. Currently, we have 20 students (17- 5th graders and 3 - 4th graders) participating in the program. We have 2 teams with 10 students on each team. Each team has one coach. Teams of students meet to create and program robots, solve challenges on the game board, collaborate with teammates, learn teamwork and problem solving skills as well as research a specific problem, decide on a solution to that problem and then share that information with stakeholders. Students will be judged in 4 areas: Core Values/Teamwork, Robot Game, Project, and Executive Summary. This year's theme is a space theme called Into Orbit. They will research problems associated with astronauts being in outer space for over a year. Then they will come up with a solution to that problem. Our weekly meetings will be used to help us successfully meet the criteria defined in the First Lego League Rubrics.

Key Standards
*Using 21st century skills to understand and address global issues
*Plan and conduct an investigation collaboratively to
produce data to serve as the basis for evidence, using fair
tests in which variables are controlled and the number of
trials considered.
*Generate and compare multiple solutions to a problem
based on how well they meet the criteria and constraints
of the design problem.
*Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

First Inspires has a comprehensive list of the standards that this program addresses at this site - https://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library/fll/standard-alignment-map 

 

Budget Narrative

The LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Robot is the basic robot used for the challenges on the game table. T-shirts will help us achieve team identity and unify us at competitions. The game table is necessary for students to practice programming the robot, testing the missions, and modifying the robot. The registration fees are a requirement of First LEGO League participation. The additional LEGO pieces will help us replace parts that may go missing or provide additional pieces for us to use to modify our robots. The storage containers will help us keep the various pieces organized. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 LEGO Mindstorm EV3 (2 @ $489.95) $979.90
2 Game Table (2 @ $60.00) $120.00
3 Plano 1374 Tackle Boxes (4 @ $35.40) $141.60
4 Pre-Qualifier Registration (2 @ $50) $100.00
5 Additional LEGO Replacement Pieces $58.50
6 T-Shirts (20 @ $5.00) $100.00
  Total: $1,500.00

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