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LEGO Education Spike Prime Brings Blocky STEM Learning to Classrooms

by Shane McGlaun
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LEGO has unveiled its latest building system aimed at classrooms. The new building kit is called LEGO Education SPIKE Prime, and it is a hands-on learning approach for the classroom aimed at STEM education. The Spike app is used for programming robotic creations that students make with the kit and uses the SCRATCH coding language.

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Aimed at grade 6-8 students, the app includes lessons aligned with existing educational standards, and many of them can be finished in a 45-minute session. LEGO says that makes it easy to integrate Spike into the classroom.

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The LEGO Education Spike Prime set is for ages ten and up and includes 523 bricks and mechanical parts. The kit will start shipping in August 2019 for $329.95, and includes everything needed to start lessons in the classroom.

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