Elementary Programs

What We Offer

Stellar Robotics offers programs for elementary age students through the FIRST® organization in two grade categories:

Member Responsibilities

Membership on a Stellar Robotics elementary team includes the following requirements:

  • fundraising
  • parent or guardian support/volunteerism

Team Size

FIRST limits the number of students per elementary team:

  • FLLJr – 6
  • FLL – 10

Number of Teams

Stellar Robotics can offer as many teams as we have coaches for. Two per team are required. If you are interested in team membership for your student, we strongly urge you to consider signing up as a coach. No technical knowledge is required. You will receive assistance from veteran coaches. No coaches, no teams.

Elementary Season

The elementary season typically begins in August and runs through the fall. Some events may carry over into January for FLL. In addition, when teams qualify, they may participate in the international championship event, which takes place in Detroit, MI in April of each year.

Other Program Details

FLLJr

  • Project-based
  • Non-competitive
  • Designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids while exciting them through a brand they know and love LEGO®

FLL

  • Project AND competition
  • Research a real-life problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and develop a solution
  • Design, build, and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field

How and When to Apply

  • Contact us by the end of July for the season beginning in August.
  • First come, first served.
  • We maintain a waiting list in case a student drops out or is unable to attend.
  • Apply for FLLJr
  • Apply for FLL

Questions?