Costs and Grants

Class Packs

What’s Included:

  • Access to the digital FIRST Tech Challenge course curriculum through the FIRST Thinkscape Portal for students & teachers until September 2021. See the overview here.

    • 11 units of Teacher Planning Support & Lesson Guides
    • 11 units of Slidedecks for student-guided learning
    • Engineering Notebook Templates
      • Rubrics for assessing the engineering notebook, career readiness, and robot design
      • Teacher Guide for best practices and classroom management resources
    • 1 Mini Game Kit – includes a manual and replica 8 x 8 playing field with two alliance zones from current competitive season challenge

    The scope and sequence of this year-long course can be adjusted based on student needs and flexible to coincide with a competitive qualifying season or independent classroom experience.

Competitive Team ~$2,000

  • Registration Fee $275 USD
  • Maximum 2-15 students in a team (max. 10 recommended)

In the FIRST Tech Challenge Storefront, teams will have several options for purchase, including either a REV or TETRIX Competition set. The options are outlined in the Kit of Parts Options document below. You can also find more information about the two kits in our REV and TETRIX Bill of Materials. Teams will also be able to select a Electronics Modules and Sensors Set and a Control Communications Set.

Class Pack Sample Budget ~$7,600

Access to the digital FIRST Tech Challenge course curriculum through the FIRST Thinkscape Portal for students & teachers until September 2021. See the overview here.

  • 11 units of Teacher Planning Support & Lesson Guides
  • 11 units of Slidedecks for student-guided learning
  • Engineering Notebook Templates
    • Rubrics for assessing the engineering notebook, career readiness, and robot design
    • Teacher Guide for best practices and classroom management resources
  • 1 Mini Game Kit – includes a manual and replica 8 x 8 playing field with two alliance zones from current competitive season challenge

The scope and sequence of this year-long course can be adjusted based on student needs and flexible to coincide with a competitive qualifying season or independent classroom experience.

Apply for a Grant

Grant Criteria

  1. Organizations can have a max of two (2) TEAM grants
  2. Organizations cannot receive both a TEAM grant and CLASS PACK grant (they need to choose one or the other)
  3. CLASS PACK grants are intended primarily for use in schools (some exceptions allowed based on discussions with the Progam Lead)
  4. It is expected that CLASS PACK teams will return as CLASS PACK teams next year
  5. All FIRST Canada grants are intended to be for use with kids this year and next year at a minimum
  6. A limited number of Ontario grants are available on a first come, first served basis to new and returning teams

Registration Steps