FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Updated 25/1/2021

Teams are recommended to check this page frequently for updates. 


 


Virtual Judging

a) How will the Presentations be conducted?

The presentations will be done virtually, via Zoom. 

  • Teams will be given a time-slot of 15 mins with the Reviewers
  • Teams will be given 5 minutes to present their work
  • Reviewers will have 5 minutes for questions & answers
  • The remaining 5 mins will be used as buffer time to allow teams to prepare themselves and end their presentations properly.

 


1. General 

1a) What is the required team size?

FIRST LEGO League Explore Singapore allows a minimum of 2 up to a maximum of 5 members per team.

1b) What will be an eligible age to take part in FIRST LEGO League Explore?

Only children born between 2012 to 2015 are eligible to participate in the upcoming FIRST LEGO Explore 2020/2021 – PLAYMAKERS season.

1c) How will the child’s date of birth be verified by the organisers?

Duck Learning (the organiser) will only collect information on the following: Name of child, Date of birth and Gender with optional email addresses (in case parents would like to be included in communications).

Hence we do not need you to provide the Birth Certificate number. However, please do ensure that they have their student ID during registration on the day itself for verification purposes, if required.
For preschoolers who do not have a student ID, you may bring along any documents from the school with the child’s name, class and year stated on it. This includes student communication book, memo to parents, class photo (can be shown digitally) etc.

2. About FIRST LEGO League Explore

2a) What is a Show_Me_Poster?

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.

  • A Show Me Poster can be created using a flat poster board or tri-fold presentation board.
  • Use words, drawings, photos, and small objects to tell about what they have learned during their Challenge research.
  • Show where they hunted for answers and describe the people they spoke with on their journey.
  • Describe their Model.
  • Share about the team itself.

There is no minimum or maximum size requirements. Since teams will present their Show_Me_Posters virtually, we will allow teams to even create ‘digital Show_Me_Posters’.

2b) What is considered a Model?

The Model gets teams moving! Teams build a representation of what they are researching, based on the challenge.

  • Teams design a Model made of LEGO® parts. Teams are provided with the Inspire Set, which was created just for FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams. It contains 700+ LEGO elements, including those needed to build the exclusive Inspire Model.
  • Teams must use LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 to build and program their Model.
    • The only controller allowed will be the SmartHub from the LEGO Education WeD0 2.0 set.
    • Any number/mix of motors and sensors that can connect to the SmartHub will be allowed.
  • Teams need to use their imagination as they design and build. Be creative!

2c) Is there a size restriction for the model?

Yes, the model must not be more than 76 cm (30 inches) long and 38 cm (15 inches) wide. There is no height limit, however, please consider your storage and transportation capacity.

2d) Can I use other LEGO elements for the model?

Yes, you can. Your model should be made of only LEGO elements, you may use LEGO bricks, mini-figures, baseplates and other elements but you MAY Not use glue, paint or any other art supplies.

Refer to 2b on electric components allowed.

2e) How many LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 smart hubs can I use in my model?

You may use up to a maximum of 2 LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 smart hubs only.

2f) Can the participants use any programming software of preference?

Only the LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 programming platform is allowed to be used. Teams may use any compatible device to run this software.

Please refer to this website for more details: https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/wedo-2/software

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