STEM LEAGUES

We accommodate STEM-focused teams ranging from first graders to high school seniors. Our teams compete in a range of leagues that promote STEM education. Leagues run seasonally with exploratory expos and varying levels of formal competition.

Junior FIRST® LEGO® League

GRADES 1-3 (AGES 6-9)

Jr.FLL captures young children’s curiosity and

directs it toward discovering the wonders of science

and technology. This program features a real-world

scientific concept to be explored through research,

teamwork, construction, and imagination. Guided by

adult Coaches, teams use LEGO® elements to build

a model that moves and develop a Show Me Poster

to illustrate their journey.

 

Children get to:

  • Design and build a challenge-related model using LEGO components

  • Create a Show Me Poster and practice presentation skills

  • Explore challenges facing today’s scientists

  • Discover real-world math and science

  • Begin developing teamwork skills

  • Choose to participate in expos

  • Share what they learn through a virtual expo on the Online Showcase

  • Engage in team activities guided by Jr.FLL Core Values

 

 

 

FIRST® LEGO® League

GRADES 4-8 (AGES 9-14)

In FLL, children are immersed in real-world science

and technology challenges. Teams design their own

solution to a current scientific question or problem and

build autonomous LEGO® robots that perform a series

of missions based on an annual theme. Through their

participation, children develop valuable life skills and

discover exciting career possibilities while learning that

they can make a positive contribution to society.

 

Children get to:

  • Create innovative solutions to challenges facing today’s scientists

  • Strategize, design, build, program, and test an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology

  • Apply real-world math and science concepts

  • Develop career and life skills including critical thinking, time management, collaboration, and communication while becoming more self-confident

  • Become involved in their local and global community

  • Choose to participate in official tournaments and local events

  • Qualify for an invitation to World Festival

  • Engage in team activities guided by FLL Core Values

 

FIRST® Tech Challenge

GRADES 9-12 (AGES 12-18)

FTC is designed for students who want to compete head

to head using a sports model. Teams design, build, and

program their robots to compete on a 12' X 12' field, in

an Alliance format, against other teams. Robots are built

from a reusable platform and teams can choose from

two programming languages. Teams, including Coaches,

Mentors, and Volunteers, are required to develop strategy

and build robots based on sound engineering principles,

such as rapid prototyping. Awards are given for the

competition, as well as community outreach, design,

and other real-world accomplishments.

 

Students get to:

  • Design, build, and program robots

  • Model a real-world engineering process

  • Apply math and science concepts

  • Develop strategic problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills

  • Build life skills while building robots and work towards participating in tournaments and World Championship

  • Compete and cooperate in Alliances at tournaments

  • Qualify for scholarships at over 130 colleges/universities

 

FIRST® Tech Challenge is sponsored by Rockwell Collins

OPEN HOURS

Our facility is staffed by the Director or a STEM Coordinator during seasons. Email or call ahead for more information.

ADDRESS

3315 Centennial Road, Unit H

Sylvania, OH 43560

stemcenter@sylvaniastem.org

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Our Mission is to inspire young people to become science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting STEM based activities in and out of the classroom.