LEGO® Education BricQ Motion Essential Set
What is BricQ Motion?
LEGO® Education BricQ Motion is an engaging introductory hands-on STEAM solution that encourages primary and secondary school students to discover physical science in action. It engages students in STEAM learning as they experiment with forces, motion, and interactions in the context of sports. They will use special elements like gears, levers, axles, and pulleys to build cool creations as they actively engage in learning physical science.
BricQ Motion provides easy, hands-on learning experiences that spark cool "aha" moments as students set bricks in motion. With classroom sets and Personal Learning Kits, it is flexible to use in both classroom and remote environments and doesn't require any technology.
To help educators achieve the best possible learning outcomes, BricQ Motion is accompanied by a comprehensive professional development program.
What are the LEGO Education BricQ Motion products?
BricQMotion offers two classroom sets for primary and secondary education:
- 45401 LEGO Education BricQ Motion Essential Set
- 45400 LEGO Education BricQ Motion Prime Set
What is the target age group?
Curriculum standards vary from country to country, so the target age group will vary based on region.
Generally, BricQ Motion Essential is designed for lower and upper primary school students (ages 6+), while BricQ Motion Prime is designed for secondary school students (ages 10+).
What is the recommended student to classroom set ratio?
In a classroom setting, we recommend one set for every two students in a classroom setting. One BricQMotion classroom set contains enough building elements and printed building instructions for two students to complete all of the lessons presented in the STEAM learning units.
How many elements does each set contain?
The BricQ Motion Essential Set includes 523 LEGO® brick elements. The BricQ Motion Prime Set includes 562 LEGO Technic™ and brick elements.
Can BricQ Motion replacement elements pack be purchased separately?
Each BricQ Motion set includes one pack of replacement elements, which contains duplicates of the most commonly lost parts.
Additional replacement elements can be ordered from LEGO.com.
How much learning material is included with the BricQ Motion sets?
The BricQ Motion Essential Set includes one curriculum unit for lower primary school students and one for upper primary students. The BricQ Motion Prime Set includes one curriculum unit for secondary students.
Each curriculum unit includes enough teaching resources and lesson plan content to provide 6-10 hours of classroom instruction.
In which languages are the BricQ Motion curriculum units available?
The BricQ Motion curriculum units are available in 21 languages: English (US), English (UK), English (AU), Chinese, Japanese, Russian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, French, Italian, Korean, Portuguese (BR), Spanish, Spanish (MX), Polish, Turkish, Vietnamese, and Arabic.
What is the best way to get started with BricQ Motion?
We recommend that you visit LEGOeducation.com/start and follow the BricQ Motion onboarding guide for your BricQ Motion set and grade band.
Where can I find BricQ Motion lesson plans and teaching resources?
Visit LEGOeducation.com/lessons to find online lesson plans and teaching resources from LEGO Education. You can search by product, grade, subject, or keyword to find an engaging lesson that is a perfect fit for your students' needs.
What type of assessment tools are included in the BricQ Motion solution?
Each BricQ Motion lesson includes an observational checklist and student self-assessment and peer (student-to-student) feedback tools.
Is professional development available for BricQ Motion?
Yes. BricQ Motion is supported by a comprehensive professional development program. Please visit LEGOeducation.com/PD for more details.
Does BricQ Motion offer hybrid learning opportunities?
Yes. BricQ Motion offers flexible hybrid learning extensions. This makes it easy to extend the BricQ Motion experience to remote environments so students can continue their learning outside of the classroom.
The Personal Learning Kits have been designed especially for this purpose. When used in combination with the classroom sets, the Personal Learning Kits reinforce in-class learning outcomes by supporting ongoing exploration outside of the classroom.
Personal Learning Kits available:
- 2000471 LEGO® Education BricQ Motion Essential Personal Learning Kit
- 2000470 LEGO Education BricQ Motion Prime Personal Learning Kit
What is a Personal Learning Kit?
The Personal Learning Kits are small sets of LEGO elements designed for 1:1 student use. They enable educators to continue delivering STEAM lessons while driving strong learning outcomes in a hybrid learning environment, whether it's in a physically distanced classroom or at home.
The BricQ Motion sets can be combined with the Personal Learning Kits and additional at-home lesson plans to extend and consolidate students' in-class learning and deepen their understanding of forces, motion, and interactions.
How much hybrid learning material is available for BricQ Motion?
When used in combination with the BricQ Motion Classroom Sets, there are three 45-minute hybrid learning extensions per unit, which students can use to continue their learning at home.
What is the recommended student to Personal Learning Kit ratio?
One Personal Learning Kit contains enough building elements for one student to complete the hybrid learning lessons. For an optimal hybrid learning experience, we recommend one Personal Learning Kit per student. The classroom sets are designed for a 1:2 ratio.
As an example, a single classroom with 20 students will need 10 classroom sets and 20 Personal Learning Kits. If the classroom sets are being shared among three different classes of 20 students each, 10 classroom sets and 60 Personal Learning Kits will be needed.
How are the Personal Learning Kits used?
The Personal Learning Kits are intended to reinforce students' in-class BricQ Motion learning outcomes in alternative settings (e.g., at home). Each student should be assigned their own Personal Learning Kit. This will allow them to work individually with a brick set and the hybrid learning lessons. The Personal Learning Kits are an excellent way to support hands-on STEAM learning beyond the classroom.
Where can I find hybrid learning resources for BricQ Motion?
Visit LEGOeducation.com/lessons to find online lesson plans and teaching resources from LEGO Education. You can search by product, grade, subject, or keyword. Click on "hybrid learning resources" to find lessons with a hybrid learning extension, including lesson plans and teaching resources for use with the Personal Learning Kit.
LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential Set
What is LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential?
LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential is part of the LEGO® Learning System. It’s an exciting hands-on solution that uses playful learning experiences to engage primary school students in STEAM learning, putting them on the path to becoming resilient, independent thinkers.
This playful, narrative-based learning experience encourages students to investigate STEAM concepts while contributing to literacy, math, and social-emotional skills development. It uses Minifigures, with different characteristics and personalities, to make problem-solving relatable to all students through standards-aligned learning units. Icon- and word-based block coding with simple hardware—including an intelligent two-port Hub, motors, a Light Matrix, and a Colour Sensor—help students bring their creations to life. A variety of age-appropriate tools help students develop into independent STEAM thinkers as their learning progresses from grade to grade. SPIKE Essential is accompanied by a comprehensive professional development program.
Which products comprise the LEGO® SPIKETM Essential family?
SPIKE Essential offers 1 core set and 7 supplemental SKUs.
- 45345 LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential Set
- 45605 LEGO® Technic™ Colour Sensor
- 45607 LEGO® Technic™ Small Angular Motor
- 45608 LEGO® Technic™ 3x3 Colour Light Matrix
- 45609 LEGO® Technic™ Small Hub
- 456012 LEGO® Technic™ Small Hub Battery
- 2000722 LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential Replacement Pack 1
- 2000723 LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential Replacement Pack 2
What is the target age group?
SPIKE Essential is designed for lower and upper primary school students ages 6+. The target age group may vary between countries because country-specific curriculum needs determine where each lesson is mapped.
What is the recommended number of students per set?
As with all of the LEGO Learning System solutions, we recommend one set for every two students in a classroom setting.
What is included in the SPIKE Essential Set?
The SPIKE Essential Set contains 449 elements, including intelligent hardware and a colorful selection of familiar, stackable, and age-appropriate LEGO bricks. The hardware includes a 2-Port Hub, 2 Small Motors, a Light Matrix, and a Colour Sensor, which students can combine with icon- and word-based block coding in the LEGO® Education SPIKE™ App to bring their creations to life! The set comes with 4 Minifigures, each with a distinct personality, who act as storytellers to make problem-solving relatable to all students. The set also includes replacement elements and a durable storage box with colour-coded sorting trays to simplify the building process and classroom management.
Is SPIKE Essential meant to replace WeDo 2.0?
SPIKE Essential is part of the new LEGO Learning System. It targets a broader age group than WeDo 2.0, and it’s the foundation of the LEGO Education portfolio for primary schools.
How do I start using SPIKE Essential with my students?
Please visit LEGOeducation.com/start and follow the SPIKE Essential onboarding guide for your unit grade band.
How much learning content does SPIKE Essential offer?
SPIKE Essential offers 5 curriculum units for primary school students in grades 1–5. Each curriculum unit includes lesson plans and teaching resources for 7-8, 45-minute lessons (including an open project, 2 x 45 min). Additionally, each lesson includes 30+ minutes of language arts or math extensions. Therefore, each curriculum unit contains a total of 6–10 hours of educational content.
Which educational standards are covered?
Every lesson is designed to help students develop a full range of STEAM skills. SPIKE Essential mainly covers curriculum standards within science, engineering, and computer science, with extension activities that contribute to literacy and math. For detailed market-specific educational standards, please see the individual activities on LEGOeducation.com/lessons.
In which languages is the SPIKE Essential curriculum available?
Like all of the LEGO Learning System products, the SPIKE Essential curriculum is available in 21 languages: English (US), English (UK), English (AU), Chinese (simplified), Japanese, Russian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, French, Italian, Korean, Portuguese (BR), Spanish, Spanish (MX), Polish, Turkish, Vietnamese, and Arabic.
Where can I find SPIKE Essential lesson plans and teaching resources?
You’ll find SPIKE Essential lesson plans on LEGOeducation.com/lessons along with online lesson plans and teaching resources for all LEGO Education products. You can search by product, grade, subject, or keyword to find an engaging lesson that fits your needs.
What type of assessment tools are included with SPIKE Essential?
Each SPIKE Essential lesson offers an observational checklist for teachers, and tools to support student self-assessment and peer (student-to-student) feedback.