(Billund, Denmark, Tuesday, April 2, 2019) – Today, LEGO® Education announced LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime, the newest product in the LEGO Education hands-on STEAM learning portfolio. SPIKE Prime brings together LEGO bricks, a programmable, multi-port Hub, sensors and motors all powered by the engaging SPIKE app based on the Scratch coding language. The SPIKE app includes lessons aligned to certain standards and many being able to be completed within a 45-minute class, making it easy for teachers to take SPIKE Prime into the classroom.
According to results from a new Confidence in Learning Poll, fielded by Harris Insights & Analytics and released today, eighty seven percent of students say they learn and remember topics more when the learning involved hands-on projects. The poll also showed that students who are confident in STEAM are more likely to be confident at school overall and enjoy learning new things. The entire LEGO Education portfolio, now including SPIKE Prime, was specifically designed to get students hands-on with lessons that challenge them to think critically and creatively, to problem solve and to communicate effectively with others.
To help build students’ confidence in learning and to support teachers who are interested in incorporating more STEAM learning into their classrooms, LEGO Education is providing a Confidence in Learning toolkit and workshops to schools around the world with its continuum of hands-on learning products, including SPIKE Prime. LEGO Education learning experts will help teachers incorporate hands-on STEAM learning into the classroom to engage all students and promote building their confidence in learning.
Each SPIKE Prime set has 523 pieces which can be used to build many different creations including corresponding STEAM lesson plans that were created by and for educators to help them bring more hands-on STEAM learning into their curriculum and get students more engaged and excited about STEAM subjects.
LEGO Education and The LEGO Group have also created 11 new innovative elements to the LEGO® System in Play, which will be first seen with SPIKE Prime. These new elements include an innovative integrator brick which allows for building together with both LEGO Technic and LEGO system platforms, further expanding systematic creativity and building possibilities.
The new product will be ready for purchase in all markets in August 2019. SPIKE Prime is available today for pre-order in the US – for more information, click here.