LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential ignites primary school pupils’ passion for STEM learning through playful problem-solving, preparing them to be resilient, independent thinkers.
The system encourages learners to investigate STEM concepts while contributing to literacy, maths and social-emotional development. Curriculum-aligned learning units use everyday themes, relatable Minifigures and familiar elements to solve problems through storytelling.
lego education spike essential
It's time to rethink learning
LEGO Education SPIKE Essential engages pupils in hands-on investigation of STEM concepts while contributing to literacy, maths and social-emotional development. Curriculum-aligned learning units use everyday themes, relatable minifigures with different personalities and familiar LEGO building elements to solve problems through storytelling.
True cross-curricular STEM solution
Support whole-child development by purposefully and naturally integrating literacy, maths and social-emotional learning into STEM lessons. All of the SPIKE Essential lessons are designed with a consistent structure and flexible built-in scaffolding to help pupils grow into independent STEM thinkers.
Engaging problem-solving activities with relatable minifigures
Ignite primary pupils’ interest in STEM with playful, hands-on lessons that instantly appeal to the age group. Pupils use everyday themes, relatable minifigures with their personalities and storytelling to solve problems in an engaging and meaningful way.
Progression of learning year after year
Expand pupils’ knowledge and skills year after year. Start simple and progress through primary years using stackable LEGO bricks, simple hardware and an intuitive programming progression from icons to word blocks. This prepares pupils for more advanced opportunities with SPIKE Prime, through a consistent learning unit structure using the same app.
Unlimited learning opportunities
Enable deeper learning by building pupil and teacher familiarity with the LEGO Learning System’s full range of interconnected solutions. Combine SPIKE Essential with other solutions, like BricQ Motion, to unlock additional learning opportunities that keep pupils engaged and excited.
What's in the box?
449 LEGO elements, including intelligent hardware
Pupil-facing app including all learning activities
Curriculum-aligned lessons for lower primary, upper primary and competitions
Comprehensive lesson plan featuring 50 hours of instructional content
Classroom implementation support, assessment tools and resources designed for class-based and hybrid learning
Self-guided professional development
WHAT's IN THE BOX
Intelligent hardware to build smart creations with immediate response
Create engaging, interactive models by connecting the intelligent hub, motors, a light matrix and a colour sensor – to bring STEM concepts to life.
SPIKE Essential curriculum
Teachers receive five units of 6-10 hours of learning.
Units include 5 to 7 45-minute lessons, a 30-minute ELA and maths extensions.
Children are introduced to the following concepts:
- Computational thinking
- Testing and debugging sequences
- Brainstorming solutions
- Designing and refining prototypes
- Understanding types of energy
- Cause and effect between objects
- Using observation skills to anticipate new outcomes from changing inputs
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