HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. News
New Material & System
by Stefanie Sieber
The FIRST® LEGO® League Teams can expect new resources in the upcoming season (from Aug 1st, 2019), which guide and support their journey through the program. The new materials contain a Team Meeting Guide for the teachers (coaches) and an Engineering Notebook for the participants.
Furthermore we may announce that the new system SPIKE Prime from LEGO® Education (which is available from August) will be allowed in the competition alongside with the existing systems (Mindstorms EV3, NXT and RCX) from the 2019/20 season. The new system is especially designed to engage students in the engineering design process, thinking critically, analysing data and solving complex problems with real-world relevance – competences FIRST® LEGO® League is building as well. The Scratch-based block-coding of SPIKE Prime can be used in classroom and during afterschool activities with an app and there will be supporting teaching-friendly material which includes a 45-minute unit about the competition.