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.
Connect the dots between physical and digital
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.
SAM Labs kits are bursting with wireless electronic blocks that each have a personality of their own. From lights to motors to sliders to buzzers, every Bluetooth-enabled block can connect to the others via the app to do something different. Press a button to turn a light on! Use a light sensor to activate an alarm! With the app, students can code the behaviours of blocks in any way they can imagine, enabling them to make anything from simple reactions to complex creations in minutes.
Why use SAM Labs?
- A fun and interactive way to bring coding to life
- Curriculum-aligned lesson plans and projects
- An intuitive visual, flow-based coding app tailored for any classroom or ability level
- SAM Blockly enables progression to block-based programming
- Easy-to-install, wireless Bluetooth SAM Blocks that are made to last
- Mac, iOS, Android, Windows and Chromebook compatible
- Teacher support and training
- Versatile technology that can be used across a variety of subjects
- Design algorithms and programs, use logical reasoning and computational thinking, control and simulate physical systems
SAM Labs helps both teachers and students discover coding in an accessible, fun and interactive way. The lesson plans and guides created for teachers, by teachers, make integrating SAM Labs into your classroom quick and easy. SAM Labs is aligned with international education standards to ensure projects and lesson plans can be used across the curriculum to benefit all teachers and all students.
SAM Blocks and Accessories
Built for the classroom, each wireless Bluetooth SAM block connects effortlessly and can be easily recharged. Each block is an input or an output, such as a motor, a light or a light sensor. Use the SAM Space app to connect the blocks together. For example, if you connect the light sensor and a motor, the motor will run faster as you shine more light on the sensor.
SAM Space allows for blocks to be visualised and coded together in a simple and intuitive way. Visual, flow-based drag-and-drop coding allows students to take a their physical SAM Blocks, drop them into a virtual canvas and connect them together to create projects. SAM Space can also be used by students at home even if they don’t have any physical blocks.
Curious Cars is a bespoke code-to-game app that is a great way of getting your students to learn through play.
SAM Blockly is your perfect Chromebook solution, in addition to running on the Chrome browser on Macbooks. Making their start with SAM Space, students then progress to SAM Blockly and can naturally graduate to script-based languages in later years. This SAM Labs solution uses the familiarity teachers have with software like Scratch but adds in physical systems to bring STEAM learning to life. The software even integrates with other products, bringing added value to purchases that have been previously made for the classroom. Teachers can interact with the education community, sharing their lessons online and discovering new content from other teachers.
Maker & STEAM Kits
The perfect combination for coding and creating in the classroom.The Classroom Kit is the ultimate kit for your classroom, bursting with everything you need to teach a full class of 30 students.
The STEAM Kit adds even more variety, enabling you to fully unleash your students’ creativity. Includes an abundance of lesson plans, a huge assortment of wireless electronic blocks and a visual, flow-based coding app for the ultimate classroom experience.