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Connecting to the World Through STEM Learning 

Build a strong foundation for computational thinking and engineering skill development with in-classroom and structured after-school options with FIRST® LEGO® League Explore Class Pack or School Pack. 

FIRST® Class Pack provides the framework for facilitators to guide their students through 12 sessions where they’ll use their Engineering Notebooks to explore the fundamentals of engineering through a real-world problem, learn to design and code, and create unique solutions made with LEGO® bricks and powered by LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0.

Resources available to facilitators include scope and sequence options, which feature variations to customize activities to extend learning beyond the 10 sessions using FIRST and LEGO Education supporting materials.

To ensure students are acquiring knowledge and developing skills that are age- and grade-level appropriate, the FIRST LEGO League Explore Learning Progression can also be used to validate or assess students' knowledge and skills. 

FIRST LEGO League Explore Class Pack students

Bring FIRST LEGO League Explore to your students 

Class Pack and School Pack options include printed materials and digital access to resources through the FIRST Thinkscape portal.  

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For our 2020-2021 robotics season theme, FIRST® GAME CHANGERSSM, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change, we’ll be stepping into the world of sports, play, and fitness – moving, collaborating, competing, and celebrating.

There are opportunities to play all around us. In this year’s FIRST LEGO League Explore challenge, PLAYMAKERSSM, your students will explore the activities we can do in all the different spaces and how we can ensure that our games and activities are fun and accessible for everyone involved.

Class Pack and School Pack Include:  

  • Modification Guidance for COVID-19 Interruptions:  Regardless of your learning environment this school year, FIRST has created guidance and options to help you engage your students in the FIRST experience. These suggestions and options are not prescriptive, and local health and safety regulations and guidance should precede any of the recommendations in this guide. >Download the guidance
  • Class Pack Festival Guide: This digital guide provides guidance, management tips, and best practices for how to implement FIRST LEGO League Explore in the classroom and instructions on how to run your own festival in your classroom or school.
  • Team Meeting Guide:  This comprehensive guide is printed and also available digitally through the FIRST Thinkscape Portal and provides facilitators with guidance and lesson plans on how to run 12 sessions and prepare for a culminating celebration. It includes student outcomes, tips, guiding questions, sharing guidance, and clean up pointers. >View a sample
  • Engineering Notebooks:  These student workbooks are used to record ideas, notes, and sketches - printed versions of the books are included with Class Pack and School Pack, and new this year, static and interactive versions are available digitally through the FIRST Thinkscape Portal. It provides a guided 12-session experience, including an introduction activity, session tasks, and concluding with the team sharing what they learned and accomplished. >View a sample 
  • PLAYMAKERS Explore Sets:  Includes 700+ LEGO®  elements that will help them bring their exclusive Heart Game to life with the LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0. 

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FIRST LEGO League Explore set


Essential Program Elements 

(not included with Class Pack)

 

WeDo 2.0 set used in FIRST LEGO League Explore Class Pack

LEGO Education WeDo. 2.0 Core Set 

Can be purchased separately through FIRST.  

The reusable LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Core Set is a hands-on STEM solution that combines the LEGO brick, classroom-friendly software, engaging standards-based projects, and a discovery-based approach. Designed with collaboration in mind, each Core Set supports introducing students to computational thinking and engineering principles in a fun and engaging way. View technical specs and system requirements.

 

For the best possible student experience, we recommend having at least one Bluetooth-enabled electronic device (computer/tablet) per four students. 


Standards Alignments

FIRST has completed an external analysis and mapping of FIRST LEGO League Explore to national educational standards. Below is a list of the available standards alignments:

  • 21st Century Skills

  • Common Core State Standards Alignment (ELA; Math)

  • Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) 

  • International Society for Technology Education (ISTE)

  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

  • Social and Emotional Learning Standards (SEL)

  • Standards for Technological Literacy (ITEEA)

Class Pack and School Pack Details

Class Pack

30

Students Served
  • Thinkscape Learning Management System Access
  • Class Pack Festival Guide
  • 1 Team Meeting Guide
  • 30 Engineering Notebooks
  • 7 Explore Sets
  • Access to the FIRST Professional Learning Community on Thinkscape
  • Participation Cost 2020-2021

    $495

  • WeDo 2.0 Core Sets
    Recommended 1 set per 4 students

    $205

  • Professional Development
    Optional but strongly recommended
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    $500 (1 seat)

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School Pack

144

Students Served
  • Thinkscape Learning Management System Access
  • Class Pack Festival Guide
  • 24 Team Meeting Guides
  • 144 Engineering Notebooks
  • 18 Explore Sets
  • Access to the FIRST Professional Learning Community on Thinkscape
  • Participation Cost 2020-2021

    $955

  • WeDo 2.0 Core Sets
    Recommended 1 set per 4 students

    $205

  • Professional Development 
    Optional but strongly recommended
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    $500 (1 seat)

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