Area children, ages 6 to 9, are among the record 23,000 children around the world who have risen to the 2013 Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) “DISASTER BLASTER” Challenge. To successfully complete the Challenge, teams of young people must conduct research to discover how people prepare for, respond to, and recover from a natural disaster. After conducting research, teams build a model with motorized parts using LEGO® elements and present their research journey on a Show Me poster. Through research and working in teams, children have a chance to explore a real-world issue to gain an appreciation for and interest in science and technology.
WHAT: 60 children on 10 Jr.FLL teams from Liberal, Garden City, Hugoton, Tyrone, Beaver City, Deerfield, and Meade will display their LEGO models and research projects based on the “DISASTER BLASTERSM” Challenge theme.
WHEN: January 25, 2014
10: AM to 12:30 PM
(Opening Ceremony at 10:00 AM, Expo from 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM, Awards Ceremony at 12:30)
WHERE: MID-AMERICA AIR MUSEUM
2000 West 2nd Street
Liberal, Kansas 67901
VISUALS: -Jr.FLL kids (ages 6 to 9) display LEGO creations and natural disaster research projects
-Festively dressed local children interacting with their coaches and local volunteers
-Area educators, professionals, and parents serving as reviewers and interviewing team members
-Spirit and excitement as children, families, and friends celebrate the children’s accomplishments
-View the April, 2013 Jr.FLL World Festival Photo Gallery.