The Cornerstone School has had the longest tenured robotics program in Marion County. Since 2006, we have produced over 35 teams participating in competitions throughout the state of Florida.
Fourth – Eighth Grade
Kindergarten – Second Grade
- FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Lego League has been the foundation program of The Cornerstone School robotics effort. FLL (FIRST Lego League) is the world’s premier robotics competition platform with over 25,000 teams in 36 countries. The mission of FLL is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
- Junior FLL is for students ages 6 – 9. This program captures young children’s curiosity and directs it toward discovering the wonders of science and technology. This program features a real-world scientific concept to be explored through research, teamwork, construction, and imagination.
Third – Eighth Grade
- The Third Grade Junior FLL program is tailored for those students that have participated in the traditional Junior FLL activities but are ready to accelerate their learning of basic computer programming skills. These students are able to build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors; program their models; and explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well as language, literacy, and social studies.
- At the completion of the FIRST Lego League season (September – February) all of our Third – Eighth Grade teams are eligible to participate in the Robofest Robotics program. This program is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of physical science, computer science, technology, engineering, and math. Students design, construct, and program the robots. Since 2000, over 14,000 students have competed in Robofest, including teams from 13 US States, England, Canada, China, France, India, Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, Singapore, and South Africa.