FIRST Canada
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FIRST Robotics Canada’s mission is to inspire Canadian elementary and high school students to pursue studies and careers in science, technology and engineering.  Students work in teams, and assisted by expert mentors, build robots and participate in tournaments that offer exciting awards including university and college scholarships. Amazon is providing 35 FIRST LEGO League Challenge Team grants to help underserved teams cover costs related to tournament registration, robot kits, and supplies. Anyone interested in applying for a grant should contact their regional program manager .

FIRST Canada resources

  • Educator Resources: More than robots! Check out the teacher resources available for your classroom and see how the FIRST program links to curriculum.
  • Virtual Robotics Toolkit Activities: Design, build and program virtual LEGO Mindstorms creations, without the need for a physical robot.
  • FTC SIM: Free online virtual robotics software designed for teachers, coaches, students and team members to learn the basics of programming in a simulated FIRST Tech Challenge Blocks programming environment.
  • FIRST at Home: Learn about programs and opportunities for STEM skill development, FIRST supported activities, and unique events in the FIRST community.