SAMS 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.

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 behaviors of blocks in any way they can imagine, enabling them to make anything from simple reactions to complex creations in minutes.

Teaching Materials

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.

Sample courses

AGE 8-9

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1.1 Light and Shadows

During this lesson, students will gain understanding of how and why shadows are formed and the effects of light and shadow. Students will experiment with brightness and colour. Students will integrate and exhibit learning by measuring different types of lights and shadows they create.

AGE 9-10

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2.4 Resistance and Friction

During this lesson, students learn the concept of friction and the difference between helpful and unhelpful friction. Students will then create a environment using a SAM Space car on different surfaces to investigate how friction affects movement.

AGE 10-11

3.2 Morse Code

During this lesson, students will gain understanding of the evolution of communication, especially the  telegraph and how Morse code enabled efficient, fast communication over long distances before voice transmission was possible. They will learn how people met challenging circumstances and resolved them through technology. Students will integrate and exhibit learning by creating a functioning Morse Code transmission system and using it to send messages.