Join SAM Labs educators at our week-long STEAM and coding virtual camps for Grades 6-8
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The virtual sessions will bring an interactive STEAM and coding camp experience right to the comfort of the living room! Students will be taken through Computer Science Standard (CSTA) aligned lessons where they will design and code camp-related systems with the SAM Labs blocks and Google’s Workbench Edu platform. The lessons are very hands-on, interactive, and engaging for all students!
The lessons are led by our team of Education Consultants, who are certified educators, and will help students develop their computational thinking and problem-solving skills.
Please note: Camp registration closes two weeks prior to the start of each camp, to ensure timely shipment and arrival of kits
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Live Session times: Monday to Friday, 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT
Details and Inclusions:
- Live lessons by our team of former educators
- Each camp consists of five sessions, starting on Monday and ending on Friday
- 1.5 hours of live instruction through Zoom video conferencing
- Plus 1.5 hours of structured, self-paced learning (through Seesaw), daily
- Chat feature for support during self-paced learning
- Official SAM Labs Graduation Certificate
- Learn to Code Alpha Kit
- Laptop or Desktop required
- Internet connection with access to Zoom video conferencing and Workbench Edu
- Learn to Code Alpha Kit (by purchasing this option, this includes a Learn to Code Alpha Kit). Please allow two weeks in advance to ensure kits are delivered on time
Students will learn about the functionality of computing systems with various software and hardware, use pseudocodes to solve complex problems as algorithms, design and refine systems with compound conditionals, and create procedures with parameters to organize code and make it accessible. Students in this advanced group will focus on block-based coding.
All lessons include a coding portion and a creation portion to expand computational and design thinking skills. For example, students will code a virtual compass rose system in Google Workbench and then create a prototype with a Micro:bit and other materials to watch their code come to life!
Here are a few examples of the camp-themed lessons:
- Virtual bonfire to roast marshmallows
- Interactive scary campfire stories
- Solar oven for your favorite camp food
- Camping tent to withstand extreme weather conditions
- Virtual compass rose