FIRST® LEGO® League Discover harnesses young minds’ natural curiosity and builds habits of learning, confidence, and teamwork skills. This guided experience for grades Pre-K through 1st provides facilitators with the tools and resources to lead their learners as they explore STEM through play using the LEGO® Education STEAM Park.
- Kaitlin Ilnitzki, Assistant Director, VA+DC FIRST® LEGO® League
FIRST LEGO League shows young people what it means to be an engineer and work with STEM skills and subjects, but focuses on practical, hand-on learning, so they are doing, not watching. FIRST® LEGO® League Discover is designed for 4-6-year-olds and develops children’s STEM skills from an early age. Delivered in school by the class teacher, children wor...
FIRST LEGO League shows young people what it means to be an engineer and work with STEM skills and subjects, but focuses on practical, hand-on learning, so they are doing, not watching. FIRST® LEGO® League Discover is designed for 4-6-year-olds and develops children’s STEM skills from an early age. Delivered in school by the class teacher, children work in groups of four to explore a real-world theme with an exclusive LEGO® Discover model. Using this model as a starting point, they design and build new models of their own with LEGO® STEAM park bricks. Working through a series of tasks and challenges, the programme finishes with a Celebration Event to recognise the children’s achievements.
As they work, they develop valuable habits of learning, such as persisting with tasks and applying previous knowledge to new situations. Throughout their experience, teams operate under the FIRST® LEGO® League Core Values, celebrating discovery and teamwork, all while having fun! Skills are also developed at home with the Discover More set – a take-home resource consisting of two sets of Six Bricks to continue learning at home with parents and caretakers.
Children get the chance to showcase their learning journey at the end of the programme with a Celebration Event, which involves building, a special challenge and talking about what they have learnt with parents and other adults. Their hard work and perseverance are celebrated with a certificate and lots of high fives!
What you can do
The Social Innovation Scientific Park of UNIMINUTO, as an Official Partner of FIRST® and LEGO® Education in Colombia, want to expand the learning opportunities so that children and young people in Colombia, through collective work, can connect and enhance the quality of life of all , proposing ingenious solutions that will allow us to keep our home, our planet, working. Innovation can't wait because... the next step starts with you!
Register to complete the 30 Day Challenge to cover all costs associated with delivering the program to your school.
These programmes have been an amazing resource for both the children and families in our community. As a volunteer for 20 years, I’ve gotten to see countless students come through the programmes, learning and growing in ways that continue to amaze me. It’s so much more than just the robots. The creativity, problem solving and teamwork skills that these programs foster will stay with these students throughout their lives and have already enabled them to impact their communities for the better. It’s been an honour to be a part of that process for all these years.
- Karen Berger, Key Volunteer
How to get involved
This can be done during curriculum time in 1 lesson per week