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SAM STEAM complete level 03

9-11
English

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3.1 Properties of Matter

9-11
Beginner
English

During this lesson, students will gain understanding of how an object is described by its properties as well as how properties can change. Students will integrate and exhibit learning by creating a SAM system to capture physical changes to an ice cube.

3.2 Morse Code

9-11
Beginner
English

During this lesson, students will learn how Morse Code enabled efficient, fast communication before voice transmission was possible. Students will integrate and exhibit learning by programming a functioning Morse Code transmission system to send messages.

3.3 Guitar

9-11
Beginner
English

During this lesson, students will gain understanding of how stringed instruments are designed to produce different kinds of music. Students will integrate and exhibit learning by programming and playing a SAM guitar.

3.4 Earthquake Simulator

9-11
Beginner
English

During this lesson, students will gain understanding of what an earthquake is and how they are caused. Students explore how buildings are constructed to be earthquake-proof. Students will integrate and exhibit learning by programming a SAM Earthquake Simulator to test the fidelity of their straw structures.

3.5 Mars Rover

9-11
Intermediate
English

During this lesson, students will identify two possible solutions for designing the steering mechanism for Mars Rover. Students will compare and contrast the capabilities of each design in order to determine which design allows the Rover to better fulfill its main objective. Students will test and improve their design through a timed task.

3.6 The Lighthouse

9-11
Intermediate
English

During this lesson, students will investigate how light reflects from objects and enters the eye allowing objects to be seen. Students will build and program a SAM Lighthouse to test how light is reflected.

3.7 SAM Spider

9-11
Intermediate
English

During this lesson, students will learn about the 5 senses and how these are received and ultimately determine how we react. Students will integrate and exhibit learning by creating a SAM Spider that reacts based on 2 senses; touch and sight.

3.8 Lava Lamp

9-11
Advanced
English

During this lesson, students will gain understanding of how two substances can be mixed together to create new substances. Students will integrate and exhibit learning by combining two substances, creating a SAM lava lamp.

3.9 Describing Expressions

9-11
Advanced
English

During this lesson, students will write and physically model mathematical expressions. Using SAM Blockly to further their understanding, students will learn multiple ways to write a mathematical expression. Please note, students should have basic familiarity with the Blockly application before this lesson.

3.10 Comparing Expressions

9-11
Advanced
English

During this lesson, students will explore the result of expressions that make use of numerical values and parentheses. Students will write expressions in SAM Blockly and comparing the results of expressions. Lesson 3.9 Describing Expressions is a useful prerequisite to this lesson.

3.11 Apostrophe

9-11
Advanced
English

During this lesson, students will learn how an apostrophe is used. Students will integrate and exhibit learning by building a game to investigate apostrophes for possession and contraction.

3.12 Rocks and Wind

9-11
Advanced
English

During this lesson, students will learn about the four spheres that make up the Earth and how they can interact with each other; focusing on the interaction of the atmosphere on the geosphere. Students will integrate and exhibit learning by creating a system to simulate the speed and sound of the wind and the impact of the wind on a model rock formation.