About our FIRST LEGO League Challenge Season
Over the course of roughly 12 weeks, teams of students in grades 4-8 engage in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering – building and programming a LEGO® robot and conducting a research project to identify and solve a relevant real-world problem related to the annual theme. The 2021-2022 season features a transportation themed game called CARGO CONNECT. From the shipment of packages in rural and urban areas, to disaster relief delivery and high-tech air transit, teams will re-imagine faster, more reliable, inclusive, and sustainable transportation innovations that better connect and grow communities and economies around the world.
PROGRAM GRANTS – The Coalition awards grants of up to $200 for teams to register for competition, purchase parts and tools, and travel to events. 14 FIRST LEGO® League Challenge teams received Coalition program grants in the 2021–2022 school year.
EVENTS – FIRST LEGO League Challenge teams prepare all season to compete at FIRST Mid-Atlantic sponsored tournaments, where judges provide valuable feedback on their robot, code, and Innovation Project. The final test of their work comes at the Robot Game table, where they race against the clock for a personal best score and the chance to advance to a local championship. A Coalition run year-end competition event called RoboJawn caps off the season.
To learn more about the Spring 2021 season and tournament in Philadelphia, check out this season’s information page.
The following FIRST Lego League Challenge teams are part of our coalition:
9891 – Penn Alexander School
9897 – Independence Charter School
14601 – Friere Charter School
26888 – Jenks Academy for Arts & Sciences
29214 – Pastorious Francis P. School
32346 – Bache-Martin Elementary School
35390 – Penn Alexander School
35392 – George Sharswood Elementary School
41333 – Honickman / Project HOME
42790 – Fanny Jackson Coppin Elementary School
43301 – Thomas Holme Elementary School
43826 – Anne Frank Elementary School
49853 – James Dobson Elementary School
50106 – Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School
50108 – Francis Scott Key Elementary School
51803 – Charles W. Henry School
52015 – Watson Comly Elementary School
54380 – Middle Years Alternative (MYA)
54382 – Andrew J. Morrison School
54689 – Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School