SPIKE™ Essential

Science We Cannot See

This unit introduces your pupils to ideas about matter, forces, Earth and space, habitats and animals. They'll explore evidence that matter is made of particles too small to see. They'll learn about gravitational forces on Earth, investigate how the number of daylight hours varies during the year, and research ways to use science ideas to protect Earth’s environment. Finally, they'll create a model to show that energy in animals’ food was once energy from the sun.

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 Quirky Creations unit.

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