There are three components that are reviewed in FIRST LEGO League Explore review session: Core Values, ShowMe poster and LEGO Model, and Robot Design. All of the components are considered when the reviewers selects suitable awards for teams. Each team will have an assigned time for review session and a location. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your scheduled time. The volunteer Staff in the pit will help teams get to their scheduled review session room on time.
Questions may be asked from any or all of the following categories.
- General Questions
- Model Questions
- Research and Poster Questions
- Teamwork Questions
Overview and Expectations of the Review Sessions
The review session lasts for 10-15 minutes and cover each of the following components. As the reviewers are on a tight schedule, please do everything you can to make your presentation portable, mobile, and easy to setup and take down,.
The Core Values component evaluates the unity and teamwork skills of each team.
The reviewers talk to the team about the research topic, or related items and their experiences working as a team to find out how well the team works together. They also will look at how effective a team is at getting other teams and individuals excited about science and technology while gaining awareness and understanding about the world and themselves. At all times, the judges will watch the team's understanding of Gracious Professionalism™ and the Core Values.
The ShowMe Poster requires teams to illustrate their research and team journey. It provides an opportunity for them to share what they studied, what they learned, and to show information about the team and each team member.
Show Me Posters are usually created by using a flat poster board or tri-fold presentation board. The poster includes:
- Words, drawings, photos, and small objects to tell about what the team members have learned during their Challenge research.
- Where they hunted for answers and the people/subject matter experts they spoke with on their journey.
- Brief description of the LEGO Model and simple machine.
- Information, fun facts about the team and team members.
The ShowMe poster component evaluates the team's research, understanding and approach to find a solution. Teams are asked questions related to their research, solution, how they gathered information and how they shared with the community.
The Model gets teams moving! Teams build a representation of what they are researching, based off the Challenge, and incorporate simple machines and movement into their creation.
The LEGO Model component evaluates the team's technical understanding of the problem and proposed solution.