FIRST® LEGO® League Discover is a global STEM programme for 4-6yr olds which helps develop STEM skills from an early age. Children explore a real-world theme and learn through play.
Delivered as a in-school classtime project, FIRST® LEGO® League Discover runs over 10 sessions with a comprehensive teachers workbook to guide you on your journey. Your children will discover STEM, real world issues, Core Values and much more all while playing with LEGO!
How does FIRST LEGO League Discover Work?
Register your Class
FIRST® LEGO® League Discover is for young people aged 4 - 6yrs (Jnr & Snr Infants), working in groups of four with the support of their teacher. Children will explore a real-world theme with an exclusive LEGO® Education Discover Set
Complete the Challenge
Each year FIRST® LEGO® League releases a new challenge theme. Using the LEGO® Education Discover Set as a starting point, they design a new model of their own with LEGO® DUPLO® elements discovering STEM skills along the way.
Celebrate your work!
FIRST® LEGO® League Discover finishes with a in school Celebration Event to recognise the childrens achievements. Their hard work and perseverance are celebrated with a certificate and lots of high fives!
What do FIRST LEGO League Discover teams do?
Lots of Play
FIRST® LEGO® League Discover is all about learning through play. Through the use of LEGO materials children will discover real world issues, STEM, life skills, habits of learning and so much more.
Throughout FIRST® LEGO® League Discover children apply basic engineering principles to their models such as Gearing & Pulleys and discover physics such as forces and motion, friction and much more.
Throughout their experience, children operate under the FIRST® LEGO® League Core Values, celebrating discovery and teamwork, all while having fun!
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.
What do we need to take part in FIRST LEGO League Discover?
LEGO Education STEAM Park kits
To take part in FIRST® LEGO® League Discover you will require some LEGO Education STEAM Park kits.
These are not theme specific so can be used year after year, all year long! We recommend a minimum of one LEGO Education STEAM park between two groups (8 students) but ideally one kit for each group (4 students) to make sure their are plenty of bricks to go around.
These can be purchased from our sister company, STEM Solutions.
Register for this years Season
When you register your class for FIRST LEGO League Discover you will recieve a Discover set for each group of four children. Each Discover set includes a LEGO Duplo Model & Figures. As well this each set contains a set of Six Bricks for each child.
These bricks allow children to practise a range of different skills including language and communication, problem solving and collaboration. These are one of the LEGO Foundations tools for learning through play.
Team Meeting Guides & Notebooks
Registration also includes a comprehensive teachers guide to running the FIRST® LEGO® League Discover programme in your class. The guide includes lesson plans for each session, including handy tips and suggested tasks and questions. Each child will recieve an engineering notebook to record their ideas and sketches throughout the programme.
You will also have access to a range of our online resources to guide you through your FIRST® LEGO® League Discover journey!
What supports are available?
The IET have been fantastic in support the growth of STEM in Ireland through their support of FIRST LEGO League. Through the IET you can apply for support Team & Class Pack Registration.
Please note registration for funding closes on the 26th November 2020.
As part of your registration you will have access to our range of online resources which includes our E-learning platform. Here you will receive support to get you up and running with STEAM Park, lesson plans and technical know how.
We will also host a fortnightly webinar to answer all your questions and network with other teachers and experts