An integral part of being on every FIRST Robotics team is our impact on the community. We strive to create a positive relationship with our community, both by creating appreciation for STEM and by helping our community grow and succeed.
Here we will be posting about events we will be going to or putting on in the community, along with ways to get involved.
Your next chance to see us in public is June 2nd at County Line Elementary School for High Interest Day! We do not know yet if we will have the robot.
- June 2nd : High Interest Day at County Line Elementary School. Three tech-oriented workshops - programming, electrical, and mechanical principles.
- Summerfest Outing : date to be determined
- You can visit us at our events, and ask us questions or watch us work and play - we often have fun activities for you to do too, like driving miniature robots, or even driving our robot! You might even be able to get your robot drivers license!
- You can also stay involved in STEM with fun activities right at home! Visit our Activities Page on the website here, or look at activities in the categories building, engineering, programming, circuits, creativity, and more.
- Scishow Kids has fun videos to watch on YouTube! Their channel is here - click for easy to watch videos for when you're bored, or curious. Feel free to even ask them a question of yours! https://www.youtube.com/user/scishowkids
- Crash Course Kids also has fun videos that teach a lot of topics like science, engineering, and more! They might even help you do better in school! https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids/featured
- See our activities page here for ways to stay involved in STEM over the summer! Scroll through activities, or click by catergory.
- Khan Acdemy also has many great lessons about science, engineering, math, and more.
- SciShow posts daily short videos of fun science facts, cool new technological advances, and much more! The videos are highly entertaining, easy to understand, and accurate, and include all sorts of STEM topics, from computers to wildlife.
- MinutePhysics teaches harder physics and theoretical concepts, and answers user questions, from how the Grandfather Paradox works to why time only flows forwards. Fascinating videos with simple but helpful visuals.
Do you want to keep your kids involved in STEM?
- There are many fun ways to learn and grow without making it a chore. Try starting some activities on our activity page with your kid, or encourage them to visit the websites recommended - you can make it fun by challenging them to learn three new things every day, and write them down on a whiteboard every day before bed. You can also get them involved in activities that teach STEM principles, like FIRST Robotics or Lego League teams, or Destination Imagination. There are also many summer camps for science, engineering, creativity, and more.
- Make events in life into learning events, from trips to the grocery store to family vacations. Try visitng a museum with your children! Locally, the Discovery World Museum in Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Dinosaur Discovery Museum in Kenosha, The Field Museum in Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, and many others are great places to explore STEM.
- You can become a mentor of our team, or any of our FLL teams, or even make your own FLL team. Contact Mr. Alburg at his email, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The experience is really rewarding, and changes both your children and your community for years.
- You can also help us create Jr.FLL teams in our local elementary schools! Visit FIRST's page about Jr.FLL here to learn more about the program, or if you're really interested, please contact us at email@example.com to discuss how we can start a Jr.FLL team in your child's school.