teamHomeschooling teams that competed on November 6 at the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) tournament did very well. The Electrical Invaders (EI) took first place in Division 2 (9 to 14 year olds) for research, and fourth place overall; they are the alternate team for the state competition. The Bionics, also a first-year-competing homeschooling team, took the championship in Division 2!

This is the first year five of the six EI team members worked with LEGO Mindstorm, and the first year any of them did programming or building with the newest version of the FLL robot system. Team members ranged from 9 to14 years old, the full age range for Division 2.

Robert Hudgins said one of their strategies was to “learn everybody’s strengths and use that to make the team better.” No one had to do everything (some tasks were researching, designing, programming, building the robot, skit designing, and costume making), but all members contributed to EI getting first place in research. One member did no programming, but helped plan missions on the map, worked on the research skit, and had a special skill — keeping the group calm! The kids learned about math, computer programming, and even drama.

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  1. I am so proud of you all! Congratulations!!!

  2. Bernice Holland says:

    I’m interested in getting my son involved with First Lego League. He is ten and in fifth grade. How do I go about getting more information about this leauge?

  3. Marjorie says:

    We are interested in FLL. Can someone contact me and let me know if we can visit the club.
    Thank you,

  4. Amy Hatfield says:

    I’m very interested in learning about the Lego League. My son LOVES building things and has come up with some really creative ideas in the past! Could someone from the group please contact me and share the details/requirements of the league? Thank you so much!