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Lead a hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programme in your school or community for 6–10 year olds

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 made with LEGO bricks and powered by LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential or LEGO Education WeDo 2.0.

Teachers and coaches are fully supported with comprehensive resources available to download on the FIRST LEGO League webpag...

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In Explore, teams of students ages 6-10 focus on the fundamentals of engineering as they explore real-world problems, learn to design, an...

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Funding Available
R$18,000 per new project
Funded locations: Campinas, Reno and Sparks (Washoe County) & Storey and Lyon Counties

Funded locations:

Campinas, Reno and Sparks (Washoe County) & Storey and Lyon Counties

To access funding:

  • Complete a 30 Day Challenge
  • Report the impact of your project
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R$18,000 per new project
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“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 ama...

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FIRST® LEGO League - Explore
Karen Berger
Key Volunteer

How to start a project on ChangeX

  • 1

    Create your project page

    Click the green start button to register and set up your project page. It’s quick, free and easy.

  • 2

    Complete a 30 Day Challenge

    Complete simple steps in 30 days to start your project and access funding.

  • 3

    Activate your project

    Follow the 5 Step Guide and your action plan to bring the project to life.

  • 4

    Share impact

    Share an impact summary to access the remaining funding and continue your project.

Great for

  • Typically run by school teacher or community members
  • Looking for ways to engage kids in STEM
  • Working with 6-10 year olds

FIRST® LEGO League - Explore project essentials

5 Step Guide

  • Register with FIRST
  • Order your season materials and robotics kits
  • Review the Season Resources
  • Receive Season Materials
  • Run your first session!

Time

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

Resources

More information on how to get started and any resources shared by the FIRST® LEGO League - Explore

785 FIRST® LEGO League - Explore projects have already been started

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Meet the Social Innovator

“FIRST® LEGO® League Explore brings science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to kids, grades 2-4 through fun, exciting hands-on learning. FIRST LEGO League Explore participants gain real-world problem-solving experiences through a guided, global robotics programme, helping today’s students and teachers build a better future together.”

Kaitlin Ilnitzki, Assistant Director, VA+DC FIRST LEGO League

785 FIRST® LEGO League - Explore projects have already been started

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