STEM Enrichment Project: FIRST LEGO League


Learning with LEGO provides opportunities for students to engage in all aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

LEGO robotics is a great way to get students engaged in STEM learning. It allows them to be creative and hands-on while learning important concepts in science, technology, engineering, and math. Come to KIOSC for a day to learn how to use the robots and programming.

FIRST LEGO LEAGUE is an annual competition for schools to compete. It requires a team of 2-10 students. This can be designed as a class activity, and only send 10 active member to the Regional Comp hosted at KIOSC in November.

What KIOSC can do:

  1. Come to KIOSC for a full day learning all things LEGO
  2. Borrow out a challenge mat and LEGO Robots for Semester 2.
  3. Two KIOSC Partner schools will receive a partial sponsorship to enter the competition. This include the entrance fee and the challenge mat.

Program Overview

This program engages students at every level, providing hands-on experiences in creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills.

1. LEGO Motors and Movement

Students explore the basic program of the LEGO EV3 Mindstorm Robots. They will program the robot to move and will develop an understanding of how robots perform tasks.

2. LEGO Build and Design

Students build attachments to the base robot. They then program the robot to perform different functions (push/pull, up/down)

3. LEGO Challenge Mat

Using all the knowledge from the first two sessions, student are now challenged with completing a LEGO Challenge Mat. Mat choices include – Animal Allies,  Into Orbit and City Shaper. These are just some of the challenge mats available from FIRST LEGO League Australia (FLL). For more information on FLL –

Curriculum Focus

Science / Mathematics / Digital Technologies

As a Loan Program Duration Estimation:
  • 15 hours of student learning