FIRST LEGO League Explore

FIRST LEGO League introduces science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to children through fun, exciting hands-on learning. In FIRST LEGO League, students engage in hands-on STEM experiences, building confidence, growing their knowledge and developing habits of learning. FIRST LEGO League inspires youth to experiment and grow their critical thinking, coding and design skills through hands-on STEM learning and robotics.

FIRST LEGO League Explore – Grades 2-4: (previously called FIRST LEGO League Junior)

In Explore, teams of students ages 6-10 focus on the fundamentals of engineering as they explore real-world problems, learn to design and code and create unique solutions through a guided, global robotics program.  FIRST LEGO League Explore is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®.  Guided by adult coaches and FIRST® Core Values, students build models made with LEGO® bricks and powered by LEGO Education WeDo 2.0.  They also create Show Me posters to present what they learned. 

It’s never too early to discover STEM!

Learn about FIRST LEGO League Explore and Register a Team
on the FIRST National Website

FIRST® LEGO® League Explore PLAYMAKERS
part of the 2020-2021 FIRST robotics season, FIRST GAME CHANGERS powered by Star Wars: Force for Change
Challenge Information on National Website

Louisiana FIRST LEGO League Explore Expo

The culminating event for the FIRST® LEGO® League Explore experience is an Expo!  While it is not required for teams to participate, an Expo is a fun, non-competitive, way for teams to show off all the hard work they have done in the season, connect with other teams, be inspired, be challenged, and most of all be CELEBRATED!   Throughout the morning at the Louisiana State Expo, the teams present their project to reviewers, participate in activities with other teams, and receive an award at the closing High Five Award Ceremony.

While this year’s Expo will be a little bit different than in years past, due to the continued need for social distancing, we are working hard to plan an all Remote Expo event that will provide the best experience possible for all of the students!  Utilizing an online meeting platform, teams will be able to share their work with a panel of professional reviewers, have the chance to participate in fun activities designed to get them moving and playing through videos, an interactive online platform, and ways to remotely share with event coordinators.  The Louisiana FIRST® LEGO® League Explore Expo will culminate with a remote High Five Awards Ceremony!!!

As with everything this year, details are still in flux.  As soon as we have the finer details in place we will let you know, but a big part of those details depends on the number of teams that register for the Expo… SOOOOOOO….. Click on the link below to register your team and mail in your registration fee.  The few details we know for sure are that:

The Louisiana State FIRST® LEGO® League Explore Expo for the Playmakers Season will be held on:

 Saturday, March 13, 2021

The exact time is still TBD, but will be a morning event.
Registration fee for the Expo is $10 per team.
As this will be an all on-line event, the location is up to you and your team.

 Registration is open from NOW until Friday, March 5, 2021

Teams must be nationally registered & fees paid with FIRST
prior to registering for the Expo.

There are two steps in the registration process:

  • Please use this REGISTRATION LINK to register your team.
    DO NOT use the link on your national team dashboard.  If you register on the national website, we will not see it!
  • Once your registration is acknowledged, Mail a check for the registration fee made out to: FIRST Louisiana-Mississippi, Inc.      
    To:      FIRST Louisiana-Mississippi, Inc.
                3421 Causeway Blvd., Ste 805
                Metairie, LA 70002

Your team is NOT registered for the Expo until the registration fee is received

 If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to assist you with your teams, please don’t hesitate to contact us.   We look forward to celebrating with you and your team on March 13th! 

 For more information, please contact the
Louisiana FIRST LEGO League Explore Affiliate Partners:
 Jean Williams  &  Carol Cancienne
jwilliams@firstpartners.org     ccancienne@firstpartners.org