- For students aged 4-18, it’s the hardest fun you’ll ever have.
- For team mentors, coaches, and volunteers, it’s the most rewarding adventure you’ll ever undertake.
- For sponsors, it’s the most enlightened investment you could ever make.
FIRST Nevada is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization promoting FIRST ® robotics programs and STEAM education initiatives in Nevada.
(Science, Techology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Educational Programs
|Progression of Programs Overview||
LEGO® League Discover
LEGO® League Explore
LEGO® League Challenge
A playful introductory STEM program that ignites children’s natural curiosity and builds their habits of learning with hands-on activities in the classroom and at home using LEGO® DUPLO® bricks.
Guided by Adult Coaches, and FIRST® Core Values, students use LEGO® elements and motorized parts to build a model that moves. They also develop a Show me Poster to illustrate their journey.
Teams design their own solution to a real-world problem and build autonomous LEGO® MINDSTORMS® or SPIKE™ Prime robots that perform a series of missions based on an annual theme.
Teams design, build, and program their robots to compete in an Alliance format against other teams. Robots are built from a reusable platform, powered by Android technology, and programmed using Java.
Teams of students build and program a robot to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors, and are challenged to design a team “brand”, and home teamwork skills.
Global Release: August 4th PLAYMAKERS℠
Global Release: August 4th PLAYMAKERS℠ Explore Event/Festival Season: August – April
Global Challenge Release: August 4th RePLAY℠ Challenge Event/Tournament Season: November – April
Game Release: September 12th ULTIMATE GOAL℠ Game Presented by Qualcomm® Event/Tournament Season: August – April
Game Release: January 9th INFINITE RECHARGE℠ Event/Tournament Season: February – April
Grades & Ages
Grades PreK-1; Ages 4-6
Grades 2-4; Ages 6-10
Grades 4-8; Ages 9-14
Grades 7-12; Ages 12-18
Grades 9-12; Ages 14-18
Class Pack program serves 30 children formed by schools, after school programs, home school or community groups
Teams of 2-6 children formed by in-schools classes, after school programs, home schools or community groups
Teams of up to 10 students formed by in-schools classes, after school programs, home schools or community groups
Teams of up to 15 students formed by in-schools classes, after school programs, home schools, community groups
Teams of 10 or more students formed by schools, after school programs, home schools, community groups
One-hour meetings generally held for 10 weeks; followed by a celebration session
One-hour meetings generally held for 8-12 weeks
Three-hour meetings generally held for 12 weeks
Two-to-hour meetings generally held twice a week for 8-12 weeks
Robot build season starts in January; all year program
Estimated FIRST Program Cost
Class Pack participation cost $395 (includes meeting guide, (30) engineering notebooks, (7) Discover sets, (30) Discover More sets; (7) STEAM Park by LEGO Education sets ($169 each)
Individual team fees – $117 (includes Inspire set, meeting guide, engineering notebooks & FIRST Registration Fee); LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 (reusable) ($220 each) Class & School Pack Options
Individual team fees – $327
Team Registration – $275
Team Registration (1st Event)
FIRST Nevada Season Fees and Support
$50 / Team
$150 / Team
$200 / Team
Scholarships & Grants
Team grants via FIRST Nevada
Team grants via FIRST Nevada
$80 million in scholarships from nearly 200 Providers
$80 million in scholarships From nearly 200 Providers
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