New Mexico FIRST LEGO League
Junior FIRST® LEGO® League

Jr.FLL® teams explore today's scientific challenges, then present their research using Show-Me poster and a model with motorized parts made out of LEGO elements. 

Students in grades K-3 (ages 6-9) get to:
  • Design and build a challenge-related model using LEGO components
  • Create a Show-Me Poster and practice presentation skills
  • Explore challenges facing today's scientists
  • Discover real-world math and science
  • Begin developing teamwork skills
  • Choose to participate in events and celebrations
  • Engage in team activities guided by Jr.FLL Core Values

Junior FIRST LEGO League Information

For New Mexico Jr.FLL information, contact Amanda Lopez at  jrfll@nmfll.org
Jr.FLL Core Values

We ask that everyone associated with every Jr.FLL team understand and honor these core values.

  • We are a team. 
  • We do the work. Our Coaches and Mentors help us learn, but we find the answers ourselves.
  • We share our experiences and discoveries with others.
  • We are helpful, kind, and show respect when we work, play, and share. We call this Gracious ProfessionalismTM
  • We have fun!
Jr.FLL Challenge
Core Values - Model - Show-Me-Poster
Each yearly challenge has three essential parts: Core Values, the LEGO Model, and the Show-Me-Poster.

The Model gets teams moving! Teams build a representation of what they are researching, based off the Challenge, and incorporate simple machines and movement into their creation.

The Show-Me Poster requires teams to illustrate their research and team journey. It provides an opportunity for them to share what they studied, what they learned, and to show information about the team and each team member.

2015-2016 Jr.FLL Challenge

2015-2016 Challenge Registration Opens August 3, 2015 

Junior FIRST® LEGO® League teams are about to learn that throwing something in the trash is only the beginning. In the 2015-2016 WASTE WISESM Challenge, over 34,500 children ages 6 to 9 from 18 countries will look at trash in a whole new way. From reducing, to reusing, to recycling, and beyond, find out what making trash really means. Prepare to become Waste Wise!

Each year, Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) presents a new and exciting Challenge to ignite the creativity of young children. While exploring the real-world theme, teams will learn about simple machines as they build a model made of LEGO® elements with a motorized part. They will also learn to present information through a Show Me Poster. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under Jr.FLL’s signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®.