SAM Labs are easy and engaging app-enabled, programmable blocks that each have a function of their own and connect to each other in an easy-to-use lesson-based coding platform.
Discover the fun in coding by connecting software and hardware with step-by-step lesson plans that make learning about coding an accessible, experimental, and fun interactive experience.
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SAM Labs Basics
Do you believe that STEAM learning should be fun and engaging? If so, say hello to SAM Labs. SAM Labs kits are packed with electronic blocks that wirelessly connect to an app so students can create a variety of unique projects.
Getting Started with SAM Labs STEAM Kit
Equipped with exclusive bonus blocks, a variety of sensors, wheels, buttons, and attachments, SAM Labs STEAM Kit helps take creativity and engineering to the next level. Join us as we show you how to get making with the STEAM Kit!
Properties of Matter
- During your Phase Change unit, have students set up an automatic camera for observations. To do this, use Camera Blocks and Time Trigger blocks. Have students set each timer trigger one minute apart.
- Then, place an ice cube on a plate and have the students position their devices in such a way that the camera is pointed at the area where the ice cube can be viewed easily.
- Since the trigger blocks and camera blocks are connected, the camera will automatically take photos of the ice cube throughout the day. Have students review the photos and observe what happens when heat is applied to the ice cube during the day.
- Challenge! Debug the code. How do you know if the camera has taken a picture? Add sound to be sure.