FIRST LEGO League - Explore

Lead a hands-on STEM program in your school or community for 6–10 year olds


5 Step Guide to

FIRST LEGO League - Explore


FIRST LEGO League - Explore "Welcome to FIRST® LEGO® League on ChangeX. FIRST® LEGO® League Explore is designed for 6-10 year-olds and develops children’s STEM skills from an early age. This guide provides an overview of what's involved in getting the program up and running in your school. By completing the 30 Day Challenge here on ChangeX, you can access funding to cover the costs of the program. The team at FIRST will then support you through the process in your school. " - Kaitlin Ilnitzki, Assistant Director, VA+DC FIRST LEGO League

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This can be done during curriculum time in 1 lesson per week.

Register with FIRST

  • 5 x LEGO® Explore Sets
  • 2 x Team Meeting Guides
  • 1 x How to run Class Pack guide
  • 30 x Engineering notebooks
  • 30 x LEGO Medals
  • 30 x Certificates

FIRST® Class Pack provides the framework for facilitators to guide their students through 12 sessions where they’ll use their Engineering Notebooks to explore the fundamentals of engineering through a real-world problem, learn to design and code, and create unique solutions made with LEGO® bricks and powered by LEGO® Education SPIKETM Essential.

Resources available to facilitators include scope and sequence options, which feature variations to customize activities to extend learning beyond the 12 sessions using FIRST and LEGO Education supporting materials.

Class Pack Includes:

  • Class Pack Guide: This digital guide provides guidance, management tips, and best practices for how to implement FIRST LEGO League Explore in the classroom and instructions on how to run the festival event in
  • your classroom or school.
  • Team Meeting Guide:  This comprehensive guide is printed and available digitally through the FIRST Learning Management System - Thinkscape and provides facilitators with guidance and lesson plans on how to run 12 sessions and prepare for a culminating celebration. It includes student outcomes, tips, guiding questions, sharing guidance, and clean up pointers.
  • Engineering Notebooks:  These student workbooks are used to record ideas, notes, and sketches - printed versions of the books are included with Class Pack, and are available digitally through the FIRST Thinkscape Portal. It provides a guided 12-session experience, including an introduction activity, session tasks, and concluding with the team sharing what they learned and accomplished. Additional Engineering Notebooks can be purchased in bundles of 10, up to three (3) bundles per Class Pack. For the best experience, if more than three (3) bundles are needed, please order an additional FIRST LEGO League Explore Class Pack.
  • Session Slides: A session-by-session series of slides that contain real-world connections such as videos, images, and helpful questions to guide students through each session.
  • Explore Sets:  Includes 700+ LEGO® elements that will help them bring their Model to life with the LEGO® Education SPIKE Essential.

Create your account with FIRST to get started.

Order your Robot Set

You can purchase the kits here. You will also need access to compatible devices to download the .


Review the Season Resources

Explore the season resources here.

Receive Season Materials (Explore Sets and Guidebooks)

Once you receive your Explore Sets and Guidebooks, you’ll be almost ready to go. Review your Team Meeting Guide and plan your first session by having a look through your guides and the online resources.

Run your first session!

Now you're ready to go! Keep working through all of the resources in the guidebooks and on the website.

FIRST LEGO League Explore Resources Explore and download the season resources here.