LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential Set


What's included:
100+ Hours of Learning
Standards-aligned experiences within the app & ready for class.
Find getting started, classroom activities & technical support.
449 Elements
Including bricks, motors, sensors & hub.
Teacher Training
Free, online self-guided learning to help technical competency & pedagogy.
Coding App
LEGO® Education SPIKE™ App for students included.
Learn & share with other teachers.
6+ yrs
449 bricks
40 lessons
For 2 students

LEGO® Education SPIKE Essential, part of the LEGO® Learning System, is the cross-curricular STEAM solution for elementary education. SPIKE Essential engages students in hands-on investigation of STEAM concepts while contributing to literacy, math, and social-emotional development. Standards-aligned learning units use everyday themes, relatable Minifigures with different personalities and familiar LEGO® building elements to solve problems through storytelling.

SPIKE Essential consists of a main classroom brick set with a wide variety of LEGO® elements and intelligent hardware, along with the intuitive SPIKE App, all of which is accompanied by a selection of unit plans and comprehensive online and in-app support.

SPIKE Essential excites students and delivers strong STEAM learning outcomes, developing their STEAM knowledge and practices, and 21st century skills.

SPIKE Essential lessons are aligned to NGSS, ISTE, and CSTA standards with the extensions aligned to CCSS.

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Lesson Plans

Standards-aligned Lessons

LEGO® Education SPIKE Essential curriculum units are designed around playful narrative-based problem-solving with relatable themes that can develop young students into independent STEAM thinkers.

LEGO® Education SPIKE Essential includes 5 units that focus on national standards for both lower and upper elementary grades. Each unit is comprised of seven to eight 45-minute lessons, plus language arts and math extensions for each lesson. This is 50 hours of classroom content in total!

During each lesson, students brainstorm and develop creative solutions through trial and error while collaborating with their peers.​


“The lesson was really cool and interactive. My students got to problem-solve, build and use their hands - the kids who can’t read were fine, too - and it incorporates technology, which is very motivating.”

3rd Grade Teacher, Rockaway Borough, New Jersey, USA

Customer Stories

Unit Plans

LEGO® Education SPIKE Essential comes with 5 different unit plans, each with a unique learning promise, summarizing what your students will learn over the course of the unit.

1. Great Adventures: Creating Interactive Stories.
2. Amazing Amusement Park: Engineering a Fun Day Out.
3. Happy Traveler: Programming Your Way Around Town.
4. Crazy Carnival Games: Playing with Energy Transfer and Collision.
5. Quirky Creations: Engineering Cool School Hacks.
Essential Combined: Combine LEGO® Education SPIKE Essential and LEGO® Education BricQ Motion Essential to challenge your students’ STEAM knowledge and push their creativity to new heights!

Professional Development

LEGO® Education Professional Development

LEGO® Education SPIKE Essential is fully supported with online self-guided or facilitated professional development training program, enabling teachers to learn, practice, and master the competencies necessary to achieve the complete SPIKE Essential learning outcome.

Teachers actively engage in this experiential, personalized professional learning program designed to produce a strong set of transferrable instructional skills and strategies that foster student success, and facilitate hands-on, playful STEAM learning.


Ready for STEAM Competitions

LEGO® Education SPIKE Essential extends its creative spirit beyond the classroom to robotics clubs, coding programs, and maker spaces. STEAM programs are a highly motivating and engaging way for students to develop and demonstrate their science and technology skills. These programs help students learn the cooperation, collaboration, and teamwork skills they’ll need to excel in a changing workforce.


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