Project Updates

Remember to read the Project document for all the details of this year’s FLL Project.

This page is the first place to go for answers to Project questions if you’ve already read the Project document.  You should also visit here often for answers to questions you never even thought of, because the postings here contain official information that will be in effect at tournaments.

Project support beyond this page is available directly from the Project Manager (Jinnel) at fllprojects@usfirst.org (usual response in 1-2 business days).

3 – CAN WE STUDY A TYPE OF STORM THAT IS NOT SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED ON THE LIST?
Clarification of Question 1 below: Extreme storms are a valid category of natural events for Nature’s Fury.  This would include the types of storms specifically mentioned (wind, sand, blizzard, or rain) as well as ice and similar severe atmospheric storms.  Please keep in mind that you should think about the extreme version of these natural events.  If your community has ice storms all the time, and everyone is prepared for them, then they do not cause a natural disaster.  However, a severe rainstorm, ice storm, or sandstorm in a community that is not prepared could harm many people and lots of property, so it could be considered a disaster.

2 – WE WANT TO LEARN ABOUT A PROBLEM THAT HAPPENS AFTER A NATURAL DISASTER (EX: AN OUTBREAK OF DISEASE CAUSED BY A FLOOD OR NATURAL GAS LEAKS CAUSED BY AN EARTHQUAKE).  IS THIS OK?
Yes.  If the problem you choose is somehow caused by one of the natural events on the list, then it is an acceptable problem for Nature’s Fury.  Remember to mention the original natural event to the judges at your tournament so they know your problem was caused by one of the forces of nature on the list.

- See more at: http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/projectfaq#sthash.2Md1i7VR.dpuf

3 – CAN WE STUDY A TYPE OF STORM THAT IS NOT SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED ON THE LIST?
Clarification of Question 1 below: Extreme storms are a valid category of natural events for Nature’s Fury.  This would include the types of storms specifically mentioned (wind, sand, blizzard, or rain) as well as ice and similar severe atmospheric storms.  Please keep in mind that you should think about the extreme version of these natural events.  If your community has ice storms all the time, and everyone is prepared for them, then they do not cause a natural disaster.  However, a severe rainstorm, ice storm, or sandstorm in a community that is not prepared could harm many people and lots of property, so it could be considered a disaster.

2 – WE WANT TO LEARN ABOUT A PROBLEM THAT HAPPENS AFTER A NATURAL DISASTER (EX: AN OUTBREAK OF DISEASE CAUSED BY A FLOOD OR NATURAL GAS LEAKS CAUSED BY AN EARTHQUAKE).  IS THIS OK?
Yes.  If the problem you choose is somehow caused by one of the natural events on the list, then it is an acceptable problem for Nature’s Fury.  Remember to mention the original natural event to the judges at your tournament so they know your problem was caused by one of the forces of nature on the list.

- See more at: http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/projectfaq#sthash.2Md1i7VR.dpuf


FLL WORLD CLASS Project Updates Coming August 2014