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FIRST® LEGO® League Discover Resources

  • Overview
  • Session Videos
  • Session Resources
  • STEAM Park
  • Six Bricks
  • Celebration Event
  • FAQ



Session Resources

Download these sets of images to use in each session.

Deliveries

Destination

Forms of Transportation

Sorting Centre

Transportation Jobs

Transportation of Goods

Transportation of People


Curriculum Link Grid

This document shows the alignment of the Discover programme with the Irish Primary School Curriculum.

Curriculum Link Grid


LEGO Education STEAM Park


The LEGO Education STEAM Park set is core to engaging in the FIRST LEGO League Discover programme.  The set itself has a wealth of resources that can also be used outside of the Discover programme and below we have linked to the teacher guides and lessons plans on the LEGO Education website for you to reference.

STEAM Park Teacher Guide


STEAM Park Stock Check PDF


LEGO Education Lesson Plans


STEAM Park - Maker Teacher Guide

Six Bricks


As part of your FIRST LEGO League Discover registration you will receive several sets of Six Bricks.  Six Bricks is integral to the Discover programme and is used in every session.


Six Bricks is a concept created by the LEGO Foundation to excite and motivate young children in the classroom to attain the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for success in later life. To help the formation of a young learner’s brain, developmentally appropriate early experiences and relationships are vital. In order to grasp concepts, children must be given time to manipulate concrete tools. They need opportunities to use their whole body to explore and aid their development of ideas, curiosity and imagination.


Below you will find links to several resources that will assist you with getting the most from your Six Bricks sets.


Six Bricks Video Playlist

Lucy Owen from the IET FIRST® LEGO® League team and her son Myles run through some simple Six Bricks activities that you can do at home with your children, or at school with larger numbers of children. Adults can also get involved!

Six Bricks Playlist


Teacher CPD Training

We highly recommend taking a Six Bricks level 1 & 2 certification with Miriam O'Donoghue. She is Europe's leading Six Bricks facilitator and we guarantee you will find her programme to be highly engaging and rewarding.

Bricks with Miriam


LEGO Foundation Six Bricks Activities

A set of six cards guiding you through fun, short and playful activities to introduce learning through play.

Six Bricks Activity Cards


Care for Education Six Bricks Activity App

An educational app developed to be used with six DUPLO bricks. Daily activities to assist children to develop perceptual, social-emotional, numeracy, literacy, physical and cognitive skills. The app has over 300 activities for teachers, practitioners, care givers and parents.

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Discover More at Home

Discover More helps families to be playful together, supporting the FIRST LEGO League program and STEM learning. This printable letter can be sent home with children to engage their family in Six Bricks activities.

The Discover More Game


Celebration Event


Your Discover season will end with a Celebration Event. This can take place in your classroom, youth club etc. and is an opportunity to celebrate the amazing work carried out by all of the children taking part in Discover.  Below you will find a document from the IET with tips and tricks on how to run a successful celebration event for your children, and a flyer that you can print to explain the Event to parents and guests.


Running a Successful Celebration Event - tips from the IET for running a successful event


Celebration Event Flyer  - a printable letter to send home with children to inform parents of the Celebration Event


Frequently Asked Questions

What is FIRST®?

FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an international not-for-profit organisation founded by inventor Dean Kamen in 1989. FIRST prepares young people for the future through a suite of inclusive, team-based robotics programs for ages 4-18 that can be facilitated in school or in structured afterschool programs. Boosted by a global support system of volunteers, educators, and sponsors, teams operate under a signature set of FIRST Core Values to conduct research, design, build, and showcase their achievements during annual challenges.


Learn more here: https://www.firstinspires.org/about/vision-and-mission

What is FIRST® LEGO® League?

FIRST® LEGO® League is an international program created in a partnership between FIRST and the LEGO® Group in 1998. Each year, the program announces an annual theme, which engages teams of young people in authentic scientific research and hands-on robotics design using LEGO products.


FIRST LEGO League introduces science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to children aged 4 to 16 years. Three divisions inspire young people to experiment and grow their critical thinking, coding, and design skills through hands-on STEM learning and robotics. From Discover (Junior and Senior Infants), to Explore (First to Fifth Class), and then to Challenge (Sixth Class to Transition Year), students will understand the basics of STEM and apply their skills in an exciting competition while building habits of learning, confidence, and teamwork skills along the way. 


Learn more here: https://www.firstlegoleague.org/about

What is FIRST® LEGO® League Discover?

FIRST® LEGO® League Discover is a global STEM programme for 4-6 year olds which helps develop STEM skills from an early age. Children explore a real-world theme and learn through play.


Delivered as an in-school classtime project, FIRST® LEGO® League Discover runs over 10 sessions with a comprehensive Teacher's 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!


In Ireland, Discover is open to students in Junior and Senior Infants. Discover finishes with an in-school Celebration Event to recognise the children's achievements.


Learn more here: https://fll.learnit.ie/pages/first-lego-league-discover

What is CARGO CONNECTSM?

CARGO CONNECTSM is the theme for FIRST® LEGO® League in 2021-22. In CARGO CONNECT, teams will reimagine our global transportation system and explore ways of improving how we access and deliver needed and desired goods, making all communities more connected.

Who are the IET?

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is a multidisciplinary professional engineering institution based in the UK and dating back to 1871, with a worldwide membership in excess of 158,000 in 153 countries. The IET is the delivery partner for FIRST LEGO League in the UK and Ireland.


Learn more here: https://www.theiet.org/about/


IET Education supports STEM teachers by providing a range of resources linked to the school curriculum and partnering with organisations worldwide to create experiences that inspire teachers and students alike.


Learn more and get access to free engineering posters and other resources:

https://education.theiet.org/

https://education.theiet.org/primary/posters/

https://education.theiet.org/secondary/posters/


Who are Learnit?

Since 2010 Learnit has been on a mission to 'inspire the creators of tomorrow by making learning fun for the children of today'. We are the delivery partners for FIRST® LEGO® League in Ireland and are proud to partner with the IET on this exciting programme.


Learn more here: https://fll.learnit.ie/pages/about-us

Who is Dean Kamen?

Dean Kamen is a prolific inventor (AutoSyringe, Segway, iBOT), entrepreneur, and tireless advocate for science and technology. His passion and determination to help young people discover the excitement and rewards of science and technology are the cornerstones of FIRST, which he founded in 1989. Kamen holds over 1000 patents, but says that FIRST is the invention he is most proud of, and predicts that the 1 million students who have taken part in the contests so far will be responsible for some significant technological advances in years to come.


Learn more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Kamen

How do I replace broken or missing LEGO pieces?

Contact LEGO Service through one of the links below, depending on your needs:


Bricks & Pieces (link) - online service to replace small numbers of missing or broken parts in new sets, or buy additional parts

LEGO Service (link) - contact form to report missing bags in LEGO Education sets; be sure to mention FIRST LEGO League Discover

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