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FIRST LEGO League Explore


Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 is excited to announce its affiliate partnership with FIRST LEGO League Explore. The FIRST LEGO League Explore program is for students in grades 2 through 4 (Ages 6-10). Below, you will find videos containing information on the theme, team start-up process, and registration.

Registration will open in 2025.

Showcase Dates: Tuesday, March 4, 2025

Location: Saint Francis University

What is FIRST LEGO League Explore?

FIRST LEGO League Explore (Ages 6-10) focuses on building early interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through a real-world challenge using research, critical thinking, and imagination.  Guided by adult coaches and FIRST Core Values: discovery, innovation, impact, inclusion, teamwork, and fun, student-built models using LEGO Education SPIKE Essentials and create Show Me posters to present what they learned at a season-ending Expo.

New to FIRST? Read more about the program and starting at team on the FIRST page.

Additional information about cost and registration.

Registering for First Lego League Explore:

The registration for the Explore event hosted by the Appalachia IU8 is a three -step process.

  1. Register through FIRST.

    • Go to and click “log in” in the top right corner. If you are a new team, you’ll need to create a new account. If you are a returning team, you can use your account information from the past.

    • Once you are logged into your account, you will need to pay to register as an official FIRST team.

  2. Sign up for the event through FIRST.

    • Once you are logged in and have paid your FIRST registration, you should see our event (PA-CENTRAL) on your dashboard. Click on the event and follow the instructions to sign up for it.

  3. Register through the Appalachia IU8.

    • Click on the following link to REGISTER and pay the $35 PA-Central EXPO fee.

District/Team WILL NOT be invoiced if the event is cancelled by the IU due to low enrollment
District/Team WILL NOT be invoiced if the participant cancels at least 7 days prior to the start of the event.
District/Teams WILL BE invoiced the FULL COST if the participant cancels with less than 7 days notice of the start of the event or if the participant simply does not attend.