LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential gets primary school students excited about hands-on STEAM learning. This playful, narrative-based learning experience is part of the LEGO® Learning System and encourages students to investigate STEAM concepts while contributing to literacy, math, and social-emotional development.This 449-piece set comes with 4 minifigures with their own personalities, who act as storytellers to make problem-solving relatable to all students. Icon- and word-based block coding with simple hardware – including an intelligent 2-port Hub, 2 Small Motors, a Light Matrix, and a Color Sensor – also bring students’ creations to life. The set also includes a colorful selection of familiar and age-appropriate LEGO® bricks, replacement elements, and a durable storage box with color-coded sorting trays to ease the building process and classroom management.
Part of the LEGO® Learning System, SPIKE™ Essential offers 5 units of 8 x 45-minute, standards-aligned STEAM lessons. Each lesson includes comprehensive online lesson plans with math and language arts extensions. We also provide assessment rubrics and videos to support teachers. To further build teachers’ confidence and prepare them for successful STEAM teaching using the LEGO® Learning System, SPIKE™ Essential is supported by a comprehensive professional development program.
• 4 relatable minifigures with diverse identities and characteristics foster problem-solving and social-emotional learning.
• Includes 2 Small Motors, a Color Sensor, 3x3 Color Light Matrix, and an intelligent Small Hub with 2 I/O ports, Bluetooth connectivity, 6-axis gyro and a rechargeable Li-ion battery with micro USB charging and connection port.
• 449-piece set also includes a selection of familiar LEGO® bricks and replacement elements for intuitive and easy construction.
• Sturdy storage box with color-coded sorting trays for easy classroom management.
• The SPIKE™ App, featuring age-appropriate icon- and word-based coding based on Scratch, helps develop student coding skills.
• 5 units of 8 x 45-minute, standards-aligned lessons encourage independent STEAM thinking through playful, narrative-based problem-solving.
• Comprehensive teaching resources for each lesson give every teacher confidence to deliver engaging lessons.Key learning values
• 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.