LEGO Education SPIKE Prime is the newest product in the LEGO Education hands-on STEAM learning portfolio.
SPIKE Prime brings together LEGO bricks with a programmable multi-port hub, sensors, and motors all powered by the SPIKE app based on the Scratch coding language. The SPIKE app includes lessons aligned to certain standards. Many can be completed within a 45-minute class, designed for teachers to take SPIKE Prime into the classroom.
SPIKE Prime was created to reach all levels of learners, to be an inclusive, intuitive and naturally adaptive physical and digital creative approach, and engage all middle schoolers in technology-enabled STEAM learning with confidence, says LEGO.
The entire LEGO Education portfolio, now including SPIKE Prime, was specifically designed to get students hands-on with lessons that challenge them to think critically and creatively, to problem solve and to communicate effectively with others.
LEGO Education will also provide a Confidence in Learning toolkit and workshops to schools worldwide with its continuum of hands-on learning products, including SPIKE Prime. LEGO Education learning experts will help teachers incorporate hands-on STEAM learning into the classroom to engage all students and promote building their confidence in learning.
“With SPIKE Prime and the lessons featured in the SPIKE app, these children will be inspired to experiment with different solutions, try new things and ultimately become more confident learners,” says Esben Stærk Jørgensen, president of LEGO Education. “And for teachers, time is the ultimate barrier. The lesson plans, resources and models make it so easy for teachers to integrate SPIKE Prime into the classroom.
“Our mission at LEGO Education is to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow, enabling every student to succeed – and that’s exactly what SPIKE Prime offers.”
Each SPIKE Prime set has 523 pieces to build different creations including corresponding STEAM lesson plans that were created by and for educators.
LEGO Education and the LEGO Group have also created 11 new elements for the LEGO System in Play, which will be first seen with SPIKE Prime. These new elements include an integrator brick, which allows for building together with both the LEGO Technic and the LEGO system platforms, further expanding systematic creativity and the building possibilities.
The new product will be ready for purchase in all markets in August. SPIKE Prime is available today for pre-order in the US at LEGOeducation.com/SPIKEprime.