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E-Bots & FLL
Our experience with FLL has been a very rewarding one! Since starting in 2008, we have approximately 50+ teams.
We approach each year with the attitude that the children “put their best foot forward”, believing that if the passion and determination is there, they will be find their reward. It would be a long list if we were to tell you all the skills a child will have an opportunity to learn or improve in an FLL experience!
From the Canadian FLL Website
Guided by two or more adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League* teams (up to 10 members, grades 4-8**) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field.
It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice the Program’s Core Values, which emphasize discovery, teamwork and good sportsmanship.
Typically our teams meet once a week for 4hrs. Usually we have 10 weeks before a regional event. That means our teams only have 40hrs to prepare before their first compeition.
In their ten weeks of work the students will work on a real world “problem”. They will speak to experts, research and ultimately create and design a unique solution.
The robot portion of a FLL Challenge accounts for 1/2 of the overall team mark. The students get 2.5 mins to run their robot on FLL challenge mat as well as prepare a 4min presenation to the judges.
The goal of any of our FLL Team is to finish the season with a sense of accomplishment. However, we like to think every student that joins us for FLL obtains a whole lot more.
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We’ve also been fortunate to travel to 20 International Championships.
We have won the WORLD FESTIVAL in 2010/11 and placed 2nd in 2017/18. We have been GLOBAL INNOVATION AWARDS Champions in 2013 (which came with a $26,000 prize) and Global Innovation Awards Impact Winners in 2020/21.
Most recently we won the WESTERN EDGE INVITATIONAL 2021/23.
We are 11x Ontario West Provincial Champions (7x second place & 2x third place Champions as well) and 13x Halton Regional Grand Champions.
When our FLL Students grow to old to continue with FLL we can’t seem to shake them. Many of our students return to volunteer their time with future FLL teams. Some even become teachers of our WeeBots program and E-Bots programs.
They become mentors and leaders of their school robotics teams volunteering countless hours to bring STEM to new students .
Many of our students have gone off to continue their eduations in engineering, programming and robotics. Two of our female students; Amanda Rampertab & Ella Rasmussen were consecutive winners of the Schulick Business Scholarships. They’d be the first to tell you; participating in FLL can have lasting effects on your child’s future.
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If you are interested in learning more about FIRST LEGO League with E-Bots please contact us
To Be Considered…
Experience Team Requirements
As of September 2022/23 we have decided to offer an Experience Team at E-Bots that allows students to get the FIRST experience earlier than we previoulsy allowed. In order to participate on the Experience Team students must have successfully completed Robot 3.
All students who have the requirements can participate so long as there’s space in the program. Program starts in September and runs typically to December but can run to February. Students get one season on the Experience Team.
Competitive Team Requirements
In order to be considered for a spot on the Competitive Team a student must have completed a season on an Experience Team and completed Python 2.
Please be aware that not all children who have fufilled these requirements will be guaranteed a spot on a team. Students will be approached for a spot on a competitive team.
We look for children who are committed to the FLL experience, children who will find growth, satisfaction and reward. Kid’s must be self motivated, work well with others, respectful and willing to take direction. We definitely do not need them to be the smartest kid in the class.