SPIKE™ Essential

Animals and their Environments

This unit introduces your pupils to ideas about weather, life cycles, animals and habitats. They’ll begin by designing a structure that will keep a pet safe in stormy weather. Next, they'll explore animal life cycles and group behaviour. Then, they will develop a plan to reduce the impact on animals of a change to a wetland environment. Finally, they’ll share a wild animal and habitat of their choice and explain how the animal is adapted to survive in that habitat.

Your pupils will also practise their social and emotional learning, such as self-regulation, persistence, empathy, self-awareness and mindfulness with the main characters in the lesson stories.

Before your pupils begin this unit, we recommend the following to support their building and programming skills and prepare them for the challenges in this unit.

  • Access the LEGO® Education SPIKE App or install it on classroom devices.

  • Complete the Tutorial Activities (under the Start menu item in the LEGO Education SPIKE App).

  • Try one or more of the lessons in the Happy Traveller unit.

Year 1-6
Science: 1. Technology: 1. Engineering: 1. Arts: 1. Math: 1.
STEAM, Science