- WeDo 2.0 teaches computing in the context of science at Key Stage 2 and LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 is an engineering and robotics solution for Key Stage 3 and 4 pupils
- LEGO® Education has announced that its software, curriculum material, teaching support and extension pack downloads, is now available for schools to download for free
- LEGO® Education wants to engage and inspire today’s pupils in STEM and computing; freely available digital content will help schools to deliver exciting STEM learning opportunities
6 February 2017: The UK and Europe is undergoing a STEM skills shortage, despite the fact that the sector underpins the entire economy. And with the STEM sector growing rapidly, it’s estimated that around 65 per cent of children will end up in jobs that haven’t even been invented yet. LEGO® Education is dedicated to inspiring today’s pupils in STEM classrooms through innovative, hands-on and engaging resources, with the aim of developing a lifelong passion for STEM and learning.
With that in mind, LEGO® Education has announced that its digital content for WeDo 2.0 and LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3, including software, curriculum material, teaching support and extension pack downloads, is now available for schools to download for free. The aim of this is to help support STEM teachers in delivering exciting and enthusing learning opportunities for today’s pupils.
WeDo 2.0 is an innovative practical science and computing solution that was created to enhance pupils’ coding and science skills through hands-on, real-world projects and programming activities.
LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 is an engaging hands-on robotics solution for teaching STEM and computer science in Key Stages 3 and 4. With the resource, pupils can work like real scientists, exploring complex STEM topics in an engaging way and developing critical thinking skills through scientific enquiry.
Simon Davenport from LEGO Education said: “The UK’s STEM sector is desperate for skilled and experienced professionals to join the industry, so it’s now more important than ever that we prepare today’s pupils with the skills needed for their future. At LEGO® Education, we want to inspire the pupils of today in STEM, which is why we’re pleased to provide our software, curriculum material and teaching support to download for free. This will support schools in delivering exciting lessons that help show pupils the importance of STEM and just how their ideas could revolutionise the world.”
To download the free curriculum material, software and teaching support, visit https://education.lego.com/en-gb/downloads