SPIKE™ Essential

Science - See It! Hear It! Build It!

This unit introduces your pupils to ideas about light, sound, materials and animals. They'll plan and conduct investigations to gather evidence that objects can be seen only when illuminated and that vibrating materials can make sound. They'll determine the effect of placing items made of different materials in the path of a beam of light. They’ll also use tools and materials to design devices – one using light and one using sound – to solve the problem of communicating over a distance. Finally, they'll design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how animals use their external parts to survive.

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 Great Adventures unit.

Year 2-6
Science: 5. Technology: 3. Engineering: 5. Arts: 3. Math: 2.
STEAM, Science