Jr. F.L.L. is F.U.N.

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On Saturday, March 14, eight teams across the Denver Metro area presented their Lego creations that they had been working on since January at the Montessori Peaks Academy (MPA) in Littleton, Colora

On Saturday, March 14, eight teams across the Denver Metro area presented their Lego creations that they had been working on since January at the Montessori Peaks Academy (MPA) in Littleton, Colorado.  The teams consisted of 6 kids and 2 parent volunteer coaches.  Pam Koshio, the  MPA Junior First Lego League (FLL) coordinator, explained the groups are all given a challenge to design a Lego model.  First, they must research what they will be doing it about.  Then they must pick a tool based on the topic and finally build a Lego model featuring the tool they picked.  Some of the team's projects included jets with spinning propellers, a moving chair lift, a library system, and even a news station weather van.  

 

The age group for the Junior FLL is 6-9 years old.  However, if you are above 9 years of age, you can join the FLL, which is for ages 9-14.  Another thing is that this group is not just in Colorado.  The FLL is an international organization.  The core values of the Jr. FLL are important and include being a team, being helpful and kind, and of course, having fun.  Pam Koshio says, "I would encourage girls as well as boys to join this organization, because it is not only Lego building, they research and work together as a team as well."