Develop computational thinking skills, including creating and modifying sequences, testing, debugging, and using loops.
Explore the engineering design process, including defining a problem, brainstorming solutions, and testing and refining prototypes.
Investigate the scientific concepts of energy, energy transfer, and collision.
Strengthen oral communication skills as students discuss their experiences collaboratively.
Engage in narrative-based problem-solving.
Develop social-emotional language by helping a main story character solve a problem.
What’s in the box?
2 Small Motors
3×3 Color Light Matrix
Intelligent Small Hub
449-piece selection of familiar LEGO® bricks
Sturdy storage box
LEGO® Learning System
SPIKE Essential sits within the LEGO® Learning system, a range of resources developed to future-proof your students’ skills, and make them confident life-long learners through hands-on, playful STEAM learning.
SPIKE Essential offers 5 curriculum units for primary school students in grades 1–5. Each curriculum unit includes lesson plans and teaching resources for 7-8, 45-minute lessons (including an open project is 2 x 45 min). Additionally, each lesson includes 30+ minutes of language arts or math extensions. Therefore, each curriculum unit contains a total of 6–10 hours of educational content.
SPIKE Essential is designed for lower and upper primary school students ages 6+. The target age group may vary between countries because country-specific curriculum needs determine where each lesson is mapped.
As with all of the LEGO Learning System solutions, we recommend one set for every two students in a classroom setting.
SPIKE Essential is part of the new LEGO Learning System. It targets a broader age group than WeDo 2.0, and it’s the foundation of the LEGO Education portfolio for primary schools.
Please visit LEGOeducation.com/start and follow the SPIKE Essential onboarding guide for your unit grade band.