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LEGO® Education

SPIKE™ Essential

Unit Plans

The LEGO® SPIKE Essential lessons are organized into themed units that emphasize different aspects of STEAM. The lessons progress in difficulty within each unit and build toward a culminating open-ended project in which students can spotlight their creativity and learning.

The 5E Instructional Model

The 5E instructional model: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate

Every LEGO® Education lesson follows the 5E Instructional Model—Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate. This model reflects constructivist theory. It’s widely used and well-proven as a very effective model for STEAM learning. To see this approach in action, review any lesson plan in the online lesson library.

Building Instructions


Grade Band


Building Instruction - Boat Trip

Boat Trip


Building Instruction - Arctic Ride

Arctic Ride


Building Instruction - Cave Car

Cave Car


Building Instruction - Animal Alarm

Animal Alarm


Building Instruction - Underwater Quest

Underwater Quest

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