Tamra hosts FIRST Lego League robotics competitionThe FIRST Lego League (FLL) robotics competition held its regional competition yesterday in the Arab village of Tamra. The FLL is an international robotics competition, held in collaboration with the Lego Group, in which students aged 9-14 compete in groups of 4-10 members to built robots and explore current science dilemmas. Jewish and Arab middle school students from 70 groups across Israel participate in the competition, whose theme this year is “Climate Connections.” The challenge is for students to research how climate change has affected their own region, identify the resultant problems, collect relevant data, locate another global community with the same problem, and present an innovative solution. The FLL final competition will be held on March 18 at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv and will include 28 groups. The winning team will fly to Atlanta, GA to represent Israel in the world championships on April 17-18. The group placing second will represent Israel in the European championships in Copenhagen. This year’s FLL sponsors are Applied Materials, National Instruments and Robotech Technologies.