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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. 

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 SPIKETM Essential.

Resources available to facilitators include scope and sequence options, which feature variations to customize activities to extend learning beyond the 12 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. 

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Bring FIRST LEGO League Explore to your students 

Class Pack includes printed materials and access to digital materials through the FIRST® Thinkscape Portal from August 2021 to September 2022.

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In this year’s FIRST LEGO League Explore season, CARGO CONNECTSM, your students will get creative and use their critical thinking and imaginations to explore how cargo is transported, sorted, and delivered to its destinations. 

Class Pack Includes:  

  • Class Pack 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 the festival event in your classroom or school.
  • Team Meeting Guide:  This comprehensive guide is printed and available digitally through the FIRST Learning Management System - Thinkscape 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 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. Additional Engineering Notebooks can be purchased in bundles of 10, up to three (3) bundles per Class Pack. For the best experience, if more than three (3) bundles are needed, please order an additional FIRST LEGO League Explore Class Pack. >View a sample  
  • Session Slides:  A session-by-session series of slides that contain real-world connections such as videos, images, and helpful questions to guide students through each session. >View a sample
  • Explore Sets:  Includes 700+ LEGO®  elements that will help them bring their Model to life with the LEGO® Education SPIKE Essential.

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Essential Program Elements 

(not included with Class Pack)

 

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LEGO Education SPIKE Essential Set 

Can be purchased separately through FIRST.  

The reusable LEGO Education SPIKE Essential Set is a hands-on STEM solution that uses a wide variety of LEGO® elements and intelligent hardware along with the intuitive SPIKETM App. Each set engages and excites students in hands-on investigation of STEM concepts and delivers strong learning outcomes, develops STEM knowledge and practices, and builds 21st century skills. View technical specs and system requirements.

We recommend no more than four (4) students per robot kit to provide all students an opportunity to practice coding and building during your sessions.

If you already have LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 Core Sets, they are compatible with FIRST LEGO League Explore Class Pack and can be used to participate.

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

 

Individual Team Registration Grant

With each Explore Class Pack purchase, you are eligible to receive one individual rookie (first-year) team registration grant for a discounted price. Individual teams participate in season events run by local Program Delivery Partners and have the potential for progression to regional or national championships or celebration events. Access Team Grant application.

  • $25 of the $99 Team registration

Standards Alignments

FIRST has completed an external analysis and mapping of FIRST LEGO League Explore to national educational standards. See the available standards alignments.

Class Pack Details

Class Pack

24

Students Served
  • Thinkscape Learning Management System Access
  • Class Pack Guide
  • 1 Team Meeting Guide
  • 24 Engineering Notebooks
  • 7 Explore Sets
  • 12 Session-by-session teaching slides
  • Access to the FIRST Professional Learning Community on Thinkscape
  • Thinkscape Access

    Aug 2021-Sept 2022

  • Participation Cost 2021-2022
    U.S. Shipping:  $90
    Canada Shipping: $105
    Taxes will be applied as required

    $625

  • SPIKE Essential Sets
    Recommended 1 set per 4 students
    Shipping/Handling $15
    Taxes will be applied as required

    $265

  • Additional Engineering Notebooks
    Up to three bundles of books per Class Pack

    $40 (10 books)

  • Professional Development
    Strongly recommended
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    $500 (1 seat)

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