WHO: TWENTY FOUR TEAMS FROM QUEENS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS AND AVIATION HIGH SCHOOL
WHAT: QUEENS FIRST LEGO QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT
WHEN: SATURDAY, DEC. 15TH, 2007 – 9:00AM OPENING CEREMONY, 2:00PM CLOSING/AWARDS CEREMONY
WHERE: AIRCRAFT HANGAR AT AVIATION HIGH SCHOOL – 35TH STREET BETWEEN QUEENS BLVD. AND 47TH AVE
THE QUEENS FLL QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT: FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an exciting and fun global robotics program that ignites an enthusiasm for discovery, science, and technology in kids ages 9 to 14. Our sponsors include American Express, Con Edison, David L. Klein, Jr. Foundation, Verizon, Independence Community Foundation, Aviation High School, the Quantum Samurai and the Aviation Education Corporation.
Each year FLL teams embark on an adventurous challenge based on current, real-world issues. Guided by a team coach and assisted by mentors, the kids:
- Research and solve a real-world problem based on the Challenge theme
- Present their research and solutions
- Build an autonomous robot using engineering concepts
- Experiment and overcome obstacles
- Build self-esteem and confidence
- Actively participate in science and technology
Everything is educational --- AND fun!!!
BACKGROUND: No matter what the child’s subject interest, FLL offers an opportunity for engagement. This year’s theme is energy conservation. Students confront issues such as how do personal energy choices to heat our homes, fuel our cars or even charge our cell phones impact the environment, economy, and life around the globe? Which resources should we use and why? Explore how energy production and consumption choices affect the planet and our quality of life today, tomorrow & for future generations.
For more information about the event, contact Michael Koumoullos at Aviation High School, 917-208-5629 or email@example.com. For additional information go to www.nycnjfirst.org.