Farmington Schools students catch LEGO Fever

Students from Longacre Elementary School will come together on December 10 at Farmington High School, 32000 Shiawassee in Farmington, to participate in the district’s inaugural Junior FIRST LEGO Fever Showcase.

Teachs will present LEGO projects in one of two time slots: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., or 1 p.m.-3 p.m. The LEGO Fever Showcase is part of the National Junior FIRST LEGO League.

The Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr. FLL), geared towards students in Kindergarten through third grade, is a partnership between the LEGO Group and FIRST which is committed to igniting creativity and the imagination of young children. FIRST stands for “For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology.”

This year’s theme “Creature Craze” invited each team to research one animal that shared a habitat with a honey bee. They used this research to design a LEGO model that incorporated simple machines and beginning robotics. Additionally, they created a poster that highlights their research and experiences that incorporate the FIRST Core Values that help build excellent communication skills.

Longacre Elementary School partnered with the Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Foundation to help launch FIRST LEGO League at several other elementary schools in the district. Thanks to funding from The Bosch Community Fund, by the end of the 2016/2017 school year, FIRST LEGO League Jr. will roll out in all of the Farmington Public School elementary buildings. Funding from the Bosch Community Fund also made the LEGO Fest Expo possible.

“The Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Foundation is so excited to continue this expansion. The funding from Bosch provides wonderful, enriching opportunities for many more students in our district,” said Nancy Jennings, executive director of the Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Foundation.

To learn more about the Junior FIRST LEGO League, visit firstinmichigan.org/jrfll/index.php.

Press release

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