What is SAM Labs?
SAM Labs provides everything you need to deliver the most engaging STEAM learning experience to your classroom. It seamlessly connects software and hardware with lesson plans that cover a wide variety of subjects, making learning about coding accessible, experimental, interactive and fun.
Students can use SAM Labs to design, write and debug programs, applying sequencing, selection and iteration. They will use logical reasoning to write algorithms, incorporating variables, inputs and outputs. Using the blocks and app, they will learn to control and simulate physical systems.
With our STEM, STEAM and Learn to Code lesson plans, you can integrate coding into your classroom in a dynamic, accessible and engaging way. Our lesson packs are written for teachers, by teachers, and provide everything you need to deliver curriculum and standards-aligned (NGSS, CSTA and UK) lessons with confidence.
SAM Wireless Hardware
SAM hardware blocks are the tangible part of any SAM Labs kits. They allow students to learn specific functionalities and behaviours as each of the blocks carries different function. All of the blocks are wireless and can be connected to devices easily via Bluetooth. The hardware blocks consist of inputs and outputs.
STEAM Course Alpha Kit
An introductory STEAM lesson kit (up to 4 students) comprised of a variety of teaching materials, a flow-based coding app and a number of wireless electronic blocks and accessories. Use the SAM Blocks and the SAM Space app to build classroom projects with your students and complete lesson plans. SAM Labs helps both teachers and students discover coding in an accessible, fun and interactive way.
STEAM Course Maker Kit
This kit is made for up to 8 students to bring a world of coding and creating to your classroom. Bursting with a variety of hardware and software, the Maker Kit is made for the classroom and provides everything you need to unleash your students’ creativity.
Learn to Code Kit
The STEAM and Learn To Code (up to 20 students) bundle has been a popular choice amongst teachers as a combination of both solutions gave them more freedom to dictate the pace of how they introduced the concepts of coding and STEAM. The bundle ensures your students progress to more challenging lesson activities when they are ready.
SAM Studio App
SAM Studio is a web-based platform that educators and students can use to access both SAM Space and SAM Blockly (previously Google Workbench). With your favorite coding features from both platforms, but now backed by the dependable power of web-browser access, SAM Studio is an easily accessible and frictionless coding platform for all school districts.
A flow-based coding app which focuses on visual representations of algorithms. The app is designed to be an entry point for students to learn coding and computational thinking and is utilized in the STEAM course and Creators STEAM Kit lesson plans.
Previously known as Google Workbench, SAM Blockly is a block-based coding, a drag-and-drop coding language represented by blocks. This platform is used in the Learn to Code and the Creators Coding Kit lesson plans and can be found inside SAM Studio.