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    QAE Robotics is a before/after school program that includes participation in Jr.FLL and FLL teams followed by independent exploration of robotics. The Jr.FLL and FLL teams are part of a big, worldwide robotics program that is part of FIRST. When on a team, your child will participate in a global competition with over 200,000 children from more than 60 countries! They will discover the fun in science and technology. They will research real-life problems and think of how technology can help. Younger students will initially design models using LEGO bricks and moving parts. Later, they will design and program models that respond the their environment using LEGO WeDo technology. Older students will design, build, test, and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology.

    All students and parents involved in QAE Robotics are expected to follow Queen Anne Elementary's Five Pillars and the FIRST Core Values.

    Three kids at a robotics competition wearing matching shirts
    Our Five Pillars
    • We are self-directed learners
    • We encourage each other to think
      critically and learn more
    • We are concerned, confident and
      compassionate citizens of the world
    • We learn everywhere, we learn
    • We are creative
    Core Values
    • We are a team.
    • We do the work to find solutions with
      guidance from our coaches and
    • We know our coaches and mentors
      don’t have all the answers; we learn
    • We honor the spirit of friendly
    • What we discover is more important
      than what we win.
    • We share our experiences with
    • We display Gracious
       in everything we do.
    • We have FUN!

    Intro to Robotics Through Junior FIRST LEGO League

    Group of kids and teacher at robotics competition

    Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) captures the young child’s inherent curiosity and directs it toward discovering the wonders of science and technology. Jr.FLL was developed to introduce the young student to science concepts, teamwork, and the foundations for building robots. 

    Grades 1-3, Wednesday Mornings
    February 24 – June 8
    Wednesday, 8:00 – 9:10 a.m. (limited to 12 students)
    Location: Library
    $210 (fee includes participation in a Jr.FLL expo - see registration page)

    Intermediate Robotics

    Student working on a lego robot

    Intermediate Robotics is the follow-up for children that have already taken Intro to Robotics and been part of a Jr.FLL team. The children build LEGO models that respond to their environment with working motors and sensors. They will learn to program the models and continue their exploration of science, technology, engineering, and math. Intermediate Robotics is a new offering that runs for more weeks and covers what was Robotics I and Robotics II.

    Grades 1-3, Tuesday Mornings
    February 23 – June 7
    Tuesday, 8:00 – 9:10 a.m. (limited to 12 students)
    Location: Library
    $210 (see registration page)

    Advanced Robotics

    Students and teacher lining up robots

    Advanced Robotics is the follow-up for children that have already taken Intermediate Robotics. The children use LEGO MINDSTORMS to build and program autonomous robots to solve weekly challenges. They will continue their exploration of science, technology, engineering, and math. This offering is an excellent lead-in for those interested in being on one of Queen Anne Elementary school's FLL teams next fall.

    Grades 3-5, Monday Afternoon
    February 22 through June 6
    Monday afternoon, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. (following All-Clubs recess)
    Location: Library
    $210 (see registration page)