Grades 1-5

LEGO® Education

LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential Set


LEGO Education SPIKE Essential Set 45345


Each set supports 2 students in the classroom.

Each set supports 2 students in the classroom.

100+ Hours of Learning
Standards-aligned experiences within the app & ready for class.
Classroom activities & technical support.
449 Elements
Including bricks, motors, sensors & hub.
Professional Development
Teacher resources & getting started materials.
Coding App
LEGO® Education SPIKE™ App for students included.
Learn & share with other teachers.
Lesson Plans

Standards-aligned STEAM Lessons

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

SPIKE Essential includes 10 units that focus on national standards for both lower and upper elementary grades. Each unit is comprised of five to eight 45-minute STEAM lessons for elementary classrooms, plus language arts and math extensions for each lesson. This is 100+ hours of classroom content in total!

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

Elementary students working on STEAM project

“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 10 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.
6. Science – See It! Hear It! Build It!
7. Science in Nature and Our Daily Life
8. Animals and their Environments
9. Science Connections
10. Science We Cannot See
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!

Teachers using STEAM kits in classroom
Professional Development

LEGO® Education Professional Development

LEGO® Education professional development supports 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.

Elementary students working on a STEAM lesson

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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