The Bowmar Builders are an FLL team associated with Bowmar Elementary School. The purpose of this blog is to help other students interested in robotics to learn from what we have learned. As an FLL Robotics team we use the Lego EV3 robotics system and the Mindstorms graphical programming language.

Core Values


Core values are at the heart of the FLL experience. Each team need to decide which core values are important to them. Teams will be tested on core values in three parts: a teamwork activity (2.5 - 3 minutes), a core values presentation (5 minutes), and a question and answer session (remaining time.)

FLL Core Values

FLL has several core values that the team will be judged by.

  • We are a team.
  • We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors.
  • We know our coaches and mentors don't have all the answers; we learn together.
  • We honor the spirit of friendly competition.
  • What we discover is more important than what we win.
  • We share our experiences with others.
  • We display Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® in everything we do.
  • We have FUN!

  • Values

    This section will cover various values that we think are important.

    Think Win-Win
    Synergy and Beginning with the End in Mind

    Practice Teamwork Activities

    • All the kids take off their shoes. They must build a tower out of the shoes that is higher than a specified height (e.g. chair, desk, etc.)
    • Two identical sets of legos. Adult puts one set together in some crazy, hard-to-describe manner. Kids sit back-to-back. One has completed set of legos, the other the parts. The one with the completed must describe to the other how to build it.
    • Have a square blanket or tarp-like object, maybe 5'x5' or small if only a few people, laying on the floor. All the kids get on it. The object is to flip the tarp/blanket over but no feet can touch the ground or anything else outside the tarp/blanket.
    • Kids can not speak or have their eyes open. Must put themselves in some specific order (height, age, alphabetical first/last name, etc.)
    These will be activities we have done as well as ones we have seen in competition.

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