IBL News | New York
LEGO Education announced this month a hands-on STEM program and set for primary school students in grades 1 to 5 intended to engage them through playful problem-solving and storytelling.
Denmark–based Lego states that “its learning system puts students on the path to become resilient and independent thinkers, while sparks joy and a love of learning in students that never stops.”
The LEGO Learning System also claims that it allows cultivating essential skills like creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.
SPIKE Essential costs $275, which can be shared by up to two students at a time and comes with five hardware components and 449 bricks.
It offers 50 combined hours of educational content. Each unit includes:
- A unit-wide theme: Great Adventures, Amazing Amusement Park, Happy Traveler, Crazy Carnival Games, and Quirky Creations
- A learning sequence with one introductory lesson, several guided practice lessons, and one open-ended project
- 7-8 lessons
- Additional 30+ minute language arts and math extensions for each lesson
- 6-10 hours of content