SPIKE™ Essential

Science Connections

This unit introduces your pupils to ideas about light, animals, energy resources, earthquakes and the transfer of information. They’ll explore these while helping Maria, Sofie, Leo, and Daniel investigate the ways people and animals understand and use the world around them. They’ll experience and explain how light reflects from objects and enters the eyes, which allows the object to be seen. They’ll explore how animals use internal and external structures to live, grow and survive in the world. They’ll learn about energy from natural resources and how their use by humans affects the environment. They’ll also research ways to decrease the impact of natural Earth processes on humans. Finally, they’ll design and compare multiple solutions that show how patterns can be used to transfer information.

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 Crazy Carnival Games unit

Year 4-6
Science: 5. Technology: 3. Engineering: 5. Arts: 3. Math: 2.
STEAM, Science