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Title: 4-H Problem-Solving, Teamwork and Fun through LEGO Mindstorm Robotics

4-H Problem-Solving, Teamwork and Fun through
LEGO Mindstorm Robotics
And FIRST LEGO League Teams
Positive Youth Development Meeting the Needs of
  • Belonging
  • Mastery
  • Independence
  • Generosity

What are these 4 basic needs of Youth?
  • Belonging
  • Finding that you have things in common with
    others and you are accepted and made to feel part
    of the group
  • Mastery Encouraged to try new experiences and
    find out what things you are good at

What are these 4 basic needs of Youth?
  • Independence
  • Giving youth a choice in what they will do and a
    voice in where the group is headed
  • Generosity When youth belong, feel that they
    have skills they have accomplished and are given
    choices, youth will choose to share with others
    of their knowledge time and skills

So what is a LEGO MINDSTORM EV3 Robot?

What can this robot do with your Programming and
Engineering Design?
Robots do 4 Basic Kinds of tasks
  • Dirty
  • Dull
  • Dangerous
  • Delicate
  • Resource Page

Two Great Starts to understanding Robot
  • Robot Programming Fundamentals Video
  • http//www.education.rec.ri.cmu.edu/previews/nxt_p
  • Programming is Precise Just click on Big Idea 1-2
  • http//www.education.rec.ri.cmu.edu/content/lego/e

What is 4-H FIRST LEGO League?
  • Teams of up to 10 kids and guided by at least one
    adult coach, team members have about 10 weeks to
    work on the Annual Challenge
  • Each annual Challenge has two parts, the Project
    and the Robot Game

The 3 Rs of FIRST LEGO League
  • Robots learning to program the robots, build
    add-ons to accomplish the tasks set forth in the
    challenge on the Challenge Field in the 2.5
    minute opportunity to showcase their robot and
  • Research- Learning about the challenge and how
    our community can make a difference and
    presenting it in a creative way
  • Report Defend the robot, your programming, your
    teamwork and your research project

FIRST LEGO League Core Values
  • We are a team
  • We do the work to find solutions with guidance
    from our coaches and mentors
  • We honor the spirit of friendly competition
  • What we discover is more important than what we
  • We share our experiences with others
  • We display gracious professionalism in everything
    we do
  • We have fun

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FIRST LEGO League 4-H Clubs
  • Decision-making
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • And CitizenshipConnecting research to community
  • Open House Presentations
  • County Fair Club Project and Demonstrations

Regional Competition
  • Technical Interview
  • Run Missions completed
  • for 5 minutes
  • Explain how you
    designed your
  • Share how your design
  • Process progressed

Regional Competition
  • Teamwork Interview

Accomplish Task Share how you worked as a
team What did you learn working together? What
role did each player take? How did you get along?
Regional Competition
  • Project Research Presentation

  • Research a community connection to the years
  • Brainstorm a way your community could impact that
  • Plan a project to impact that theme
  • Plan a creative way to share
  • Share it with the community
  • 5 Minutes including Setup

Regional Competition
  • Robotics Challenge

  • 2 ½ minutes to complete as many missions as
  • Only 2 members at the board at one timecan tag
    and change
  • Use only one robot
  • Must practice changing apparatuses so that
    doesnt slow you up
  • Dont shy away from Regional if you only have a
    few missions completed

2015 Challenge Trash Trek
  • Your Project mission this season is to make less
    trash or improve the way people handle the trash
    we make. In the TRASH TREK Project, your team
  • Identify a problem with the way we make or handle
  • Design an innovative solution to the problem you
  • Share your problem and solution with others

FLL challenges kids to think like scientists and
How do teams get Started?
  • Starting to build the LEGO pieces that make up
    each of the missisons
  • You will download the instructions for building
    the Mission Model Pieces
  • Check out the Mission pieces, pictures and video
    of the how the constructed LEGO piece fits into
    the World Class Challenge on Youtube when the
    challenge is released on August 26 see what your
    Robot has to do to accomplish each mission
  • Lay out the mat and start building the pieces
    that go on it

How do we get started?
  1. Jump into the Challenge Theme Trash Trek for
    2015. To begin your TRASH TREK project, As a Team
    Choose a piece of trash. It might be something
    gross and stinky, something old and worn out, or
    something left over after you finish a project.
    It could be an item that is used in
    manufacturing, building, or some other business.
    It could be any item that is considered trash
    by the owner. As a Team - Find out where your
    piece of trash goes after it leaves the owner.

How do we get started?
  • Does someone collect this item from you, or do
    you need to take it somewhere?
  • Could you follow the path your trash takes
    (either in person or through websites, books, and
  • What happens to the trash in the end?
  • Do you notice any parts of the process that could
    be better more efficient, cleaner, or better in
    some other way? Look for these problems as you

How do we get started?
  • This would be a great time to invite someone in
    to talk to your teaman expert who handles your
    item or someone who works with recycling or
    reusing items that others throw away.
  • You might select a problem in any of these areas
  • How trash is collected ? Could there be a new
    uses for old items (repurposing) ? Food waste ?
    Electronics waste (phones, computers, etc.) ?
    Hazardous waste (medical, chemical, etc.) ? How
    trash impacts your community ? Landfills ? Making
    zero-waste products ? Recycling process ? Sorting
    the trash

How do we get started?
  • 3. Start learning about building the robot and
    programming it
  • Build a robotthere are lots of sites online to
    help you design the building of your robot. Just
    get one built so you can start programming. Just
    Google LEGO EV3 Building Instructions
  • Build the standard Driving Base in Manual with
  • Begin the EV3 Tutorial in the programming
    software or online to learn how to use the
    software to program the robot
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