About First Lego League
The FIRST LEGO League Challenge is an annual game where teams must determine a strategy to
accomplish various Challenge missions and accumulate points. The Challenge theme and related research project requires
teams to investigate current issues facing our modern world. This
combined process brings the reality of science and technology to
children on a more intimate, hands-on level.
In 2005, FIRST LEGO League travels into the depths of the ocean to explore the mysteries that
lie below. The oceans are of vital importance to the health of the Earth and
to everyone that lives on this planet; yet only 1% of these magnificent bodies
of water have been studied.
Oceans provide inspiration, fun, and food. They absorb carbon and
generate oxygen, profoundly affecting the global environmental system.
A distress call has been issued to FIRST LEGO League teams around the
world to find solutions that will sustain the health, biodiversity, and
productivity of the world’s oceans for present and future generations.
You can find more information about the First Lego League 2005 Ocean Odyssey Challenge at http://www.usfirst.org/jrobtcs/flg_chal.htm
Help from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Many FIRST LEGO League teams contacted WHOI for information to
help with their projects. On November 15, WHOI will hosted First Lego League teams for a
half-day of scientific presentations on current problems in
Learn more about the FIRST LEGO League day at WHOI.
What to do if your team missed the FIRST LEGO League day at WHOI
Are you interested in the science talks but live too far from Woods
Hole to make the visit? Don't panic! You and your team can view videos and PowerPoint slides from the presentations in the Virtual
Visit section of this site.