FIRST® GAME CHANGERS powered by Star Wars:
Force for Change 2020-2021 Season
We know that when we move, play, and compete in any sport, we use our minds — our creativity, imagination, and critical thinking — as much as we use our muscles. It’s time to redefine the game and revolutionize the way we play and move. FIRST is teaming up with Disney and Lucasfilm for our 2020-2021 robotics season theme: FIRST® GAME CHANGERS powered by Star Wars: Force for Change.
This season, our programs will represent the evolution of our sports and activities that make us physically and mentally strong. For centuries, sports have played an integral part of our culture. The FIRST community is building a culture that recognizes the athlete in each of us— whether our talents lie on the court, in the lab, or with a controller in hand. It’s time to be GAME CHANGERS.
FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge
FIRST LEGO League Challenge teams prepare all season to compete at regional tournaments, where judges provide valuable feedback on their robot, code, and invention. 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. Some teams earn an invitation to FIRST Championship, where teams from all over the world meet and compete. FIRST LEGO League Challenge event timelines and registration process vary by region.
For teams of young people, to encourage an interest in real-world themes and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers.
FIRST® LEGO® League Explore
Encouraging children to investigate a real-world theme, develop teamwork, design and programming skills – and have fun.
FIRST LEGO League Discover closes with an in-school celebration event, where students work with other teams to solve a final collaborative challenge, demonstrating for friends and family the skills and concepts they’ve learned.
FIRST® LEGO® League Discover
This programme develops STEM skills from an early age. Children explore a real-world theme and learn through play.
FIRST LEGO League Explore events provide an opportunity for teams to showcase their work, meet other teams, and celebrate. An event can be as simple as a meeting of a team, families, and friends to share what was learned during the season. Larger events offer teams an opportunity to share and learn from one another. Some teams are invited to showcase their work at the FIRST Championship, where teams from all over the world meet, share ideas, and have fun. Due to the non-competitive nature of FIRST LEGO League Explore, teams may attend more than one season event depending on the events scheduled in their area.