CONCESSIONS: Concessions will be open when you arrive Saturday morning with coffee, juice, fruit, pastries and other concession items. They will also be open throughout the day for purchase of drinks and snack items. Tentative Schedule 7:30-approximately 5:00 7:30 am Doors open for Check In & Lunch Payment 8:00 am Concessions open 8:30 am Drivers…Details
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international competition organized by FIRST for elementary and middle school students (ages 9–14 in the United States and Canada, 9–16 elsewhere). Each year in August, FIRST LEGO League introduces a scientific and real-world challenge for teams to focus and research on. The robotics part of the competition involves desigining and programming LEGO Mindstorms robots to complete tasks. The students work out solutions to the various problems they are given and then meet for regional tournaments to share their knowledge, compare ideas, and display their robots. FIRST LEGO League is a partnership between FIRST and the LEGO Group. It also has a scaled-down robotics program for children ages 6–9 called FIRST LEGO League Jr.The competition is split into three judged sections and a live robot run. The first judging session, Core Values, is designed to detect how the team works together and uses the FLL Core Values, which include teamwork, Gracious Professionalism, and Coopertition. Teams are also asked to perform a teamwork exercise (usually timed). Secondly, in the Robot Design, or technical judging, the team explains how they designed their robot and demonstrates their programs to the judges. Thirdly, in the Project, the students must research a topic related to the current challenge and create an innovative solution. The teams have 5 minutes to present their ideas, and the judges have another 5 minutes to ask questions. Finally, the students must use the robots they designed and built to autonomously complete a set of tasks on the challenge mat.
6th – 7th – 8th graders and their parents/guardians interested in robotics are invited to the Middle School Robotics program information night on: Tuesday, Sept 20th 2016 7pm in the PLHS Auditorium. The middle school robotics program uses the VEX robotics platform and follows the principles of FIRST, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and…Details
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Hello Vex Parents, Please read this fully as there is a lot of important information. Here are our final dates for Vex. Tuesday Dec. 8th–PLHS 6:00-9:00 build, program, practice, practice Tuesday Dec. 15th–PLHS 6:00-6:30 Dan will have Parts only available. NO TEAMS CAN BUILD …Details
NEW DATE VEX Middle School Robotics Sign-UP Tuesday, Oct 13th 7PM – PLHS Auditorium Form teams and hand out the kits Team size: 4-5 students per team Registration fee: $170.00 plus a $100 deposit check Both checks made to “Prior Lake Robotics” PRE-REGISTER HERE Pre-Registering will save everyone time on sign-up night and the process…Details
All meetings are at 6pm and held in the PLHS Commons area unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration required at:http://www.priorlakerobotics.com/2015/09/2015-vex-middle-school-sign-up-form.html Tuesday, Oct 13th – PLHS Auditorium Form teams and hand out the kits Team size: 4-5 students per team Registration fee: $170.00 plus a $100 deposit check Both checks made to “Prior Lake Robotics” Tentative schedule. Subject…Details