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FIRST® LEGO® League Discover

Introductory STEM programme which develops key habits of learning through play.

FIRST® LEGO® League Discover

Students aged between 4 and 6 work in teams to explore a real-world theme, identify a problem and create an innovative solution.

They design and build a team model to demonstrate their ideas.

They develop key habits of learning, such as teamwork, persistence and problem solving, through playful learning experiences to better equip them to access STEM education and careers later on.

Teachers deliver the programme content during curriculum time to a class of students working in groups of 4. It is mapped to both the EYFS and primary national curriculum.

There are explicit links to various engineering careers throughout the experience which students learn about.

Cost

£58-£115 depending on registration pack selected.

The IET have FIRST® LEGO® League funding packages available for disadvantaged schools/teams to apply for throughout the season. Funding covers the cost of registration as well as the associated LEGO Education kit.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Topics

  • Materials
  • Forces

Working scientifically

Whichever curriculum your school follows, pupils should have the opportunity to carry out practical investigations in science that help them to develop their scientific skills. This experience builds the following enquiry skills:

  • Asking questions
  • Making predictions
  • Observing and measuring
  • Evaluating

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Aiming high - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

  • Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.

  • Leadership - supporting, encouraging and motivating others to achieve a shared goal.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

  • Speaking - the oral transmission of information or ideas.

  • Staying positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.

  • Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.

Good for a career in...

  • Construction
  • Design
  • Energy
  • Transport
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