Learning with LEGO Edu SPIKE Prime Science & Math Units

By 10/15/2020 03:38:00 PM

During this school year, families and educators are looking for options to help their child keep up with educational goals. One of the brands providing resources to help kids learn in a fun way is LEGO® Education.

Note: This post is in partnership with LEGO® Education. However, any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

While LEGO® Education had resources online for a while now, this year they've released new resources and lesson plans to ensure playful, hands-on STEAM learning experiences can easily be adapted.

To learn more, LEGO® Education invited my son and I to a SPIKE™ Prime demo for the new unit, "Training Trackers", which helps teach middle school core science and math concepts.

Our demo was led by LEGO Education’s Dr. Jenny Nash, who walked us through how to code our “Yoga Ring" and use the graphic info in different ways to teach math lessons.

Ironically, an added benefit of the “Yoga Ring" is that my son actually got a stretch workout. HA! While stretching was fun, it also provided a way to track and measure his movements.

For my son, it enhanced the learning lesson since he built the structure beforehand, then coded it and then interacted with it. It wasn't just about reading the lesson online.

It was great to see how the SPIKE Prime Science and Math Units can be used to teach concepts and lessons in a fun way.

Of course now my son wants to build and learn the other SPIKE Prime lesson units.

With personally relevant and engaging lessons, the new unit will support in-person, virtual, and hybrid learning with a focus on core subjects to complete the robust STEAM curriculum designed for SPIKE Prime.

Featuring seven lessons, the unit is focused on physical science and data – complete with new coding blocks to better collect and visualize sensor data. Taking hands-on learning a step further, students will learn about kinetic energy, speed, potential energy, and more as they stretch, walk, and squat jump to collect data in real-time and then analyze and interpret it.

To support hybrid learning, each lesson plan identifies which of the five learning stages can be completed asynchronously or in person.

With these free online resources, teachers and parents can continue STEAM learning in a hands-on way whether in person, online, or a mix of both.

The new SPIKE Prime Training Trackers unit will automatically download to the SPIKE App in a new software update.

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