FLL Core Values: Teamwork

FIRST official https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/flljr/core-values

We express the FIRST philosophies of Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition through our Core Values:

  • Discovery: We explore new skills and ideas.
  • Innovation: We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.
  • Impact:  We apply what we learn to improve our world.
  • Inclusion: We respect each other and embrace our differences.
  • Teamwork: We are stronger when we work together.
  • Fun: We enjoy and celebrate what we do!

Difference Between a Boss and a Leader

Taken from https://visual.ly/community/infographic/business/difference-between-boss-and-leader

Examples of Excellent Teamwork

Taken from FLL Judge Guide-Power Puzzle.pdf

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Clearly defined roles
  • Workload is distributed fairly and team members understand each other’s Roles
  • Team members assist each other without being asked
  • Team members fill each other’s roles (happily!), if needed
  • Team members give concrete examples of learning time management

Gracious Professionalisam

  • Team members give concrete examples of respect for teammates
  • Team members show increased awareness of their school/community including concrete examples
  • Team members clearly discuss how this increased awareness translates into other areas of their lives
  • Team members give concrete examples of how they have helped each other/others

Problem solving and Team Dynamics

  • A problem was identified and the team worked together to find a solution
  • Various solutions were tested and then incorporated
  • Team accepts input from all and sees the big picture in their overall goals
  • Team members show other’s roles by entire team making decisions
  • Collaboration and coownership are dominant themes with the members recognizing interdependence

Confidence and Enthusiasm

  • All team members speak to the judges showing confidence in themselves as well as the team
  • Team members show equal investment in FLL
  • Members enthusiastically work together to include each other

FLL Values

  • Group articulates a clear understanding of the FLL experience
  • Team gives concrete examples of new skills acquired and their interest in the subject areas

FIRST Core Values

FLL 2017-2018 Hydrodynamics Season

Illustration taken from https://firstinspiresst01.blob.core.windows.net/fll/hydro-dynamics-challenge-guide-letter.pdf

Robot Design Information

We are 5th graders.

This is our 2nd FLL year and we have two rookies on our team. Together we have done 9 missions and are ready for 205 points.

We used simple multipurpose attachments to carry, lift, push and accomplish many missions. And ultrasonic sensor for wall follower.
We have a simple robot design that moves easily around the table.

Project Information

Our Solutions we shared with Leidos Environmental Engineer and Energy Expert at Liquefied Natural Gas and they told us how big problem this is to solve. Also shared at ES Science Fair and with Apophenia FLL Team. Our coaches didn’t know about Hydraulic Fracturing problems uses a lot of water, pollutes water and air, and we all learned together. We presented with US map like weathermen and made simulation in Minecraft for Fracking Site,Trucks, City, Solar Panels in Desert, our 360 degrees Pipe Fixer and Drones Police.

Core Values Information

We made our Team Cheer and use it before robot game. We split the work so we get more done and help each other.

We shared our project with Apophenia FLL Team 31748. We also had robot practice together and learned from their scrimmage.

We shared our FLL experience at WAES Science Fair.

We got Core Values Award in JrFLL and last year in Qualifier and State. This year we advanced from Rockville Qualifier as 2nd Champions.

Fun Facts About Our Team

We love video games and had lots of fun on project solution simulation in Minecraft and we had zombies and bunnies in the city and candy canes in the desert but we removed them for the judges. Some of our creations exploded.

At our meetings besides robots we were making Lego Technic fidgets like spinners and shooters.

We like goofing around and we practiced our presentation in front of plush toys.

ScorpioBots Team T-shirt Design

FLL 2016-2017 Animal Allies Season

Illustration taken from https://firstinspiresst01.blob.core.windows.net/fll/animal-allies-challenge-guide.pdf

Robot Design Information

We are a rookie team of 4th graders and we are ready for 208 points.

We created a lean robot design, emphasizing simple quick attachments and lean transitions.

We used 3 large motors, 1 gyro and 2 color sensors, proportional line follower and master sequencer program for robot game consistency and reliability.

Project Information

We got the problem idea from Lego Friends episode.
Problem is Dolphins getting caught in fishing nets and may die.
Solution is to use devices to sent alert signals and fake shark signals to Dolphins to keep them away.

We shared with Humane Society US Wildlife Protection and they posted it on their Instagram that got about 1800 likes. We also presented at WAES Science Fair.

We made Lego bricks Model and used it in our presentation.

Core Values Information

Last year JrFLL team award and this year 1st place Core Values award winners at FLL Qualifier.

We split the work so each team member focuses on at least one mission so we get more done.

We were very enthusiastic about coming up with the right team name, team song and we designed our team logo and T shirts.

Team appreciates that many other FLL teams have posted you tube videos and we learned a lot from them.

Fun Facts About Our Team

A neighborhood group of Lego enthusiasts that also share love for sports, nature and video games.

We had lots of fun making Lego model to explain solution.
We had fun researching and watching Lego Friends, PBS WildKratts, National Geographic videos.

At meetings team was singing and dancing to you tube videos on breaks from programming robots and work on our project.

ScorpioBots Team T-shirt Design

Maryland’s 2017 FIRST LEGO League Tournament Held on Feb 25, 2017

This video has been posted by MarylandFIRST. http://www.firstinmaryland.org

Welcome !

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What a great team!