The annual Central Illinois Junior FIRST® LEGO® League Expo, Illinois’ largest, will be held Sunday, April 10 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Cass Gymnasium at Lincoln Land Community College-Springfield, 5250 Shepherd Road.
The public is invited to this free event to view the work of 30 regional Junior FIRST® LEGO® League teams of children ages 6-9. The Expo is organized by a collaborative group from Iles and Springfield Ball Charter schools and is sponsored by LLCC Community Education.
Junior FIRST® LEGO® League is a hands-on program designed to capture young children’s curiosity and direct it toward discovering how science and technology impact the world around them. The program is open to children ages 6-9 and features real-world scientific challenges to be explored through research, teamwork, critical thinking and imagination. Guided by adult coaches, teams of up to six children work with LEGO® elements and motorized moving parts to build models of ideas and concepts, and present them for review. In this year’s challenge, “WASTE WISE SM,” teams find out what making trash really means.
For more information contact Kyle Blais, firstname.lastname@example.org.