You’ve seen the kiddos create epic cities with elaborate scenarios enough times to know that LEGO bricks are more than your average toy. Now there’s one more reason to love those little bricks: LEGO Education is celebrating its 40th birthday with the worldwide launch of its newest educational tool, LEGO Education SPIKE Prime. We got the scoop on this newest product and its impact in classrooms today.
Using this new STEAM tool, students learn by building a robot, testing out if it works and if it doesn’t, they take it apart and build it again. Through collaboration with their team, students learn by their mistakes and when everything goes as planned, their confidence levels rise.
This hands-on STEAM learning solution combines 528 LEGO bricks, easy-to-use hardware and a drag-and-drop coding language with 32 lesson plans.
Combining the physical and digital worlds through bricks, sensors, motors and an intelligent Hub, students build fun and engaging creations, and then using the SPIKE App, they bring those creations to life through scratch-based coding. Students can program SPIKE Prime to break dance every 20 minutes as a reminder to get up and move, check the weather forecast to see if they need an umbrella, or customize a fitness plan and do sit ups together. The activities fit into a variety of lesson plans from physics to language arts.
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