Teachers can excite and engage their students with LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential, a cross-curricular STEAM tool for grades 1-5. Through hands-on and playful problem-solving, SPIKE Essential ignites students’ enthusiasm for STEAM learning and supports comprehensive development by integrating science, literacy, math, and social-emotional learning into lessons with relatable topics like carnival games and energy resources. Available on LEGOeducation.com, SPIKE Essential combines familiar LEGO elements with intelligent hardware to introduce students to coding as they build and bring their creations to life using the SPIKE™ App.
SPIKE Essential excites students and delivers strong STEAM learning outcomes, developing their STEAM knowledge and practices, and 21st century skills. Designed for young learners, students learn through storytelling with four LEGO minifigures — Leo, Maria, Daniel and Sofie – who have unique stories and personalities that allow students to see themselves reflected in these minifigures, understand and process, relate to others and build interpersonal skills. Teachers at any experience level easily get started with free standards-aligned lessons that seamlessly weave into their curriculum and find additional support with Professional Development.
When SPIKE Essential launched, districts and schools preordered sight unseen, selling out in the U.S. almost immediately. What’s more, 94% of teachers agreed that LEGO Education lessons provided to schools as part of a grant initiative improved students’ confidence and helped students think differently to solve problems.
With 50+ combined hours of educational content and real-world themes, the possibilities for creativity and exploration are unlimited with LEGO Education SPIKE Essential. For these reasons and more, LEGO Education SPIKE Essential earned a Cool Tool Award for “Best New Product or Service” as part of The EdTech Awards 2023 from EdTech Digest. Learn more.