The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide
The LEGO Technic Idea Book: Wheeled Wonders
The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT-G Programming
Forbidden Lego: Build the Models Your Parents Warned You Against!
Lego Crazy Action Contraptions
The Having of Wonderful Ideas: And Other Essays on Teaching and Learning
Creative Projects with LEGO® Mindstorms¿
Ferrari, Mario, Ralph Hempel, ed., Giulio Ferrari. Building Robots with LEGO MINDSTORMS. Syngress Publishing, 2001.
Kelly, James Floyd. LEGO Mindstorms NXT-G Programming Guide. California: Apress, 2007.
Wang, Eric. Engineering with LEGO Bricks and ROBOLAB. 2nd ed. Knoxville: College House Enterprises, LLC, 2004.
This free comprehensive curriculum includes six to nine activity modules introducing robot design, building and programming for the LEGO NXT to get your FIRST team started. For teams that want to expand their knowledge for the next year or explore additional topics, additional modules will keep your youth engaged in STEM year-round. Developed specifically for informal education programs by Nebraska 4-H, GEAR-Tech-21 is adaptable for camp, club, team, afterschool program and in-school program use. All activities are referenced to national science, technology, mathematics and life skills standards.
- The most comprehensive FIRST LEGO League robotics and engineering curriculum we have seen. From the Robotics Academy of The National Robotics Engineering Center and Carnegie Mellon, there are two items available here. First, a ,a project involving many teachers, university faculty, engineers, and others. The outline covers almost everything you could want, but as it is an incomplete version a few documents are missing here and there. Available in English or , this school robotics curriculum is in depth coverage of the concepts involved in building and programming a robot. Next, based on this original material, a is available for purchase on CD. Also from Carnegie Mellon - Introductory training materials for LEGO MINDSTORMS robot and TETRIX
A slightly outdated, but still very useful guide to building with LEGO. Most importantly for new teams, this document covers building robots that don't fall apart. by Fred Martin
This is a list of robotics and engineering educational materials, collected by NASA. Not all of the materials here apply to FIRST LEGO League.
- Tufts Center for Engineering Educational Outreach Curriculum
This site is an encyclopedia of LEGO part names and uses, building and programming hints, and physics concepts. Also, about 40 and using LEGO elements and ROBOLAB to help teach subjects, from science and engineering to reading and art, are available for download. Another database of activities is below under LEGO Invent & Investigate Database.
- A lesson plan about gear types and uses using LEGO gears to illustrate. Introduction to gears lesson.
- This is a great site for explanations of how things work. It is not a curricula, and not specific to FIRST LEGO League, but has very good explanations of general engineering concepts. For example, , , and .