Swing like a monkey, fly like a bat, or hop like a frog into the FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. CREATURE CRAZE season. Whether in zoos, on the farm, or in your own back yard, we all encounter animals in our lives. In the 2016-2017 CREATURE CRAZE Challenge, over 40,000 children will dive into the wonders of the animal kingdom. What will you learn about our furry, feathered, and finned friends?
Through exploratory research, hands-on construction, teamwork, imagination, and fun with LEGO elements, FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. challenges teams of up to six kids to explore a real-world scientific concept, then build a motorized model and develop a Show Me Poster to illustrate their journey of discovery. Throughout the season, adult coaches provide guidance and inspiration. Both the Show Me poster and Model, are demonstrated at a regional showcase.
Show Me Poster
The Show Me Poster requires teams to illustrate their research and team journey. It provides an opportunity for them to share what they studied, what they learned, and to show information about the team and each team member.
Create a Show Me Poster using a flat poster board or tri-fold presentation board.
Use words, drawings, photos, and small objects to tell about what they have learned during their Challenge research.
Show where they hunted for answers and describe the people they spoke with on their journey.
Describe their Model and simple machine.
Tell about the team itself.
The Model gets teams moving! Teams build a representation of what they are researching, based off of the Challenge while, and incorporatinge simple machines and movement into their creation.
Create a Model that fits within a 15” x 15” footprint.
Design a Model made of LEGO® parts. Typically, a team of six will use 400 to 1,000 LEGO parts during the season.
Must have at least one motorized piece on the Model.
Create a simple machine using LEGO ramps, levers, pulleys, gears, wheels and axles, screws, or wedges and incorporates this into their model.
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