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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 oceanographic research.

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.


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Last updated November 18, 2005
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