GMS First Lego League Team

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    GMS Robotics

    Competition team

    A sports team for the mind!

     

    For the past six years, Glades Middle School has had the opportunity to be part of the FIRST family. The teams have experienced success with their performance, and have had the privilege of competing at the regional and state level.

     

    What is FIRST?

    FIRST stands for “Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology”.  The FIRST organization is known international as a robotics competition. However, according to its founder Dean Kamen it is much more than that.  It is about the life skills of hard work, humility and collaboration required in our technology enhanced world.

     

    • What is First Lego League (FLL)?

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    FIRST® LEGO® League is the program for children that are between the ages of 9 and 14. The program introduces the competitors to the fun and excitement of science and technology in an enriching way. The ten (10) member team and their coach is provided the opportunity to work and create together to solve a common problem.  The team is challenged to research a real-world problem, then create an original solution for that problem, plus design and build a robot using a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® kit within a common set of rules to accomplish “missions” on a playing field.  The themed challenge changes each season. This requires the teams to be extraordinarily creative to meet the challenge demands.

    Additionally, FIRST redefines “winning” by rewarding teams for achievements not necessarily gained on the field of play − excellence in design, demonstrated team spirit, Gracious Professionalism®, aand community outreach. Winning is always secondary to the quality of the overall experience

     Visit the FIRST website for more information :

     

     

    For the past six years, Glades Middle School has had the opportunity to be part of the FIRST family. The teams have experienced success with their performance, and have had the privilege of competing at the regional and state level.

     

    What is FIRST?

    FIRST stands for “Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology”.  The FIRST organization is known international as a robotics competition. However, according to its founder Dean Kamen it is much more than that.  It is about the life skills of hard work, humility and collaboration required in our technology enhanced world.

    • What is First Lego League (FLL)?

    FIRST® LEGO® League is the program for children that are between the ages of 9 and 14. The program introduces the competitors to the fun and excitement of science and technology in an enriching way. The ten (10) member team and their coach is provided the opportunity to work and create together to solve a common problem.  The team is challenged to research a real-world problem, then create an original solution for that problem, plus design and build a robot using a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® kit within a common set of rules to accomplish “missions” on a playing field.  The themed challenge changes each season. This requires the teams to be extraordinarily creative to meet the challenge demands.

    Additionally, FIRST redefines “winning” by rewarding teams for achievements not necessarily gained on the field of play − excellence in design, demonstrated team spirit, Gracious Professionalism®, aand community outreach. Winning is always secondary to the quality of the overall experience

     Visit the FIRST website for more information : https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll

     

     

    Glades Middle School Teams:

     

    Glades Middle is fortunate to have two teams: Elements, made up of members from Grade 7 and Grade 8 Engineering classes, and Metalloids made up of members from the Grade 6 Engineering classes.

     

     

    The FLL Challenge

    Each year in late August, FIRST LEGO League releases a new Challenge for teams that focuses on a scientific topic. The Challenge has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and FIRST LEGO League Core Values:

     

    • The Project

    Teams are challenged to learn more about the science behind the real-world Challenge theme, then use their creativity to design a solution (or modify an existing solution) to solve the problem. This requires them to interact with professionals in the field, create a working prototype and defend their idea to the judges.

     

    • Robot Game

    The teams are required to build and program an autonomous (no remote control) LEGO MINDSTORMS robot that can perform theme-based “mission” tasks on a table-top playing field. The missions require the robot to navigate, capture, transport, or deliver objects. The more missions completed, the more points teams earn.

     

    • Core Values

    While teams work on the Project and Robot Game, they are guided by the FIRST LEGO League Core Values. This set of values is what makes our Program so special. Teams are encouraged to compete like crazy but still respect their teammates, Coaches, and even help their “competitors.”  Our most important Core Value is “Have FUN!”

     

    What FLL teams accomplish is nothing short of amazing. It’s fun. It’s exciting.  And participants learn skills that will last a lifetime.

     

     

    The 2017 – 2018 Challenge

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    Glades Middle School Robotics Competition Teams

    Glades Middle is fortunate to have two teams: Elements, made up of members from Grade 7 and Grade 8 Engineering classes, and Metalloids made up of members from the Grade 6 Engineering classes. Coaching responsibilities are shared between the two coaches.

     

    Coaches:

    • Britnie Bartlett (britnie.bartlett@browardschools.com)
    • Brenda Farkas (Brenda.farkas@browardschools.com)

     

    Teams:

    FLL Team 5146: Elements Grades 7 & 8 (Engineering Students)

     

    FLL Team 2134: Metalloids Grade 6 (only Engineering students)

    Practice Schedule:

    Tuesday – Thursday 4:00 – 5:30 PM

     

     

     

     

    Glades Middle School Teams:

     

    Glades Middle is fortunate to have two teams: Elements, made up of members from Grade 7 and Grade 8 Engineering classes, and Metalloids made up of members from the Grade 6 Engineering classes.

     

     

    The FLL Challenge

    Each year in late August, FIRST LEGO League releases a new Challenge for teams that focuses on a scientific topic. The Challenge has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and FIRST LEGO League Core Values:

     

    • The Project

    Teams are challenged to learn more about the science behind the real-world Challenge theme, then use their creativity to design a solution (or modify an existing solution) to solve the problem. This requires them to interact with professionals in the field, create a working prototype and defend their idea to the judges.

     

    • Robot Game

    The teams are required to build and program an autonomous (no remote control) LEGO MINDSTORMS robot that can perform theme-based “mission” tasks on a table-top playing field. The missions require the robot to navigate, capture, transport, or deliver objects. The more missions completed, the more points teams earn.

     

    • Core Values

    While teams work on the Project and Robot Game, they are guided by the FIRST LEGO League Core Values. This set of values is what makes our Program so special. Teams are encouraged to compete like crazy but still respect their teammates, Coaches, and even help their “competitors.”  Our most important Core Value is “Have FUN!”

     

    What FLL teams accomplish is nothing short of amazing. It’s fun. It’s exciting.  And participants learn skills that will last a lifetime.

     

     

    The 2017 – 2018 Challenge

     

     

    Glades Middle School Robotics Competition Teams

    Glades Middle is fortunate to have two teams: Elements, made up of members from Grade 7 and Grade 8 Engineering classes, and Metalloids made up of members from the Grade 6 Engineering classes. Coaching responsibilities are shared between the two coaches.

     

    Coaches:

    • Britnie Bartlett (britnie.bartlett@browardschools.com)
    • Brenda Farkas (Brenda.farkas@browardschools.com)

     

    Teams:

    FLL Team 5146: Elements Grades 7 & 8 (Engineering Students)

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    FLL Team 2134: Metalloids Grade 6 (only Engineering students)

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    Practice Schedule:

    Tuesday – Thursday 4:00 – 5:30 PM

     

    Click Here For perspective team member’s assignment