SPIKE Essential Programming Course for Kids

Learn how to code from the first day of school. Discovering the potential of programming with colorful robots motivates kids to learn like nothing else. In this course, complete beginners will learn the first programming concepts by creating imaginative robots from bricks and electronics of SPIKE Essential. Even if you have never programmed, or built robots before, this series will show you just how much can be achieved with just a handful of bricks and a few code blocks. Build colorful robots, learn about the awesome world around you, have fun learning how to code.
Lessons available in monthly and annual subscriptions.

During this colorful, exciting and educational programming course with a new robot on every lesson, kids will learn the coding basics with SPIKE Essential. Materials for each exercise include:

  • extensive introduction illustrated with graphics and animations,
  • detailed instructions for building LEGO® SPIKE Essential robot,
  • step-by-step programming guide for SPIKE programming app,
  • useful cross-sections of the construction,
  • access to additional teaching resources.

Exercises

PARROT
He who fails to prepare, prepares to fail, so even though our Parrot cannot fly yet, every day it practices various maneouvers on the ground. Build its beak, assemble wings, attach blue wheels, and program the motors. Help the Parrot reach its goal!

Robot designed for: LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential (#45345) and SPIKE programming app.
NEST
How do robotic nestlings know when to ask for food? Thanks to their sensors! Young birds need nutrition to grow and these two demand it by chirping and jumping. Build, code and learn what homes other birds live in.

Robot designed for: LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential (#45345) and SPIKE programming app.
HORSE
This horse is living any horse’s dream - running all day long. And you can learn a lot from building it, too. For example, you will learn the intricacies of pistons and how they turn rotational motion into linear motion.

Robot designed for: LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential (#45345) and SPIKE programming app.
FLIGHT SIMULATOR
Have you ever wondered what makes airplanes stay in the air? This lesson focuses on technological and engineering solutions used in planes today and gives you a chance to create a miniature flying simulator.

Robot designed for: LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential (#45345) and SPIKE programming app.
CAR RACE
Go faster! For one day, you can become a professional race driver by building and programming a race track simulator. Before you take off, you will already know by heart the engineering solutions used in racing.

Robot designed for: LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential (#45345) and SPIKE programming app.
CAROUSEL
This robot is actually a model of a swing carousel. As the motor power rises, the Carousel spins faster, and faster, and the seats seems to rise up in the air. Why? Build this robot and see how the centrifugal force works in practice.

Robot designed for: LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential (#45345) and SPIKE programming app.