# 1.6 房子牢固性測試 Build it up, break it down

STEM lessons + blocks

## Students will investigate how a house can be built, disassembled and rebuilt using a small set of pieces and a variety of materials.

They will create a SAM Earthquake Simulator to test the effectiveness of their structure.

## 在本課程中，學生將研究如何使用一小部分和各種材料建造，拆卸和重建房屋。

他們將創建一個SAM地震模擬器來測試其結構的有效性。
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The followings are provided with this lesson kit:

• 45/90 minutes Build it up, Break it down  - Teacher Lesson Plan with notes (script) on lesson PowerPoint
• Build it up, Break it down -  Teaching PowerPoint
• Build it up, Break it down - Student Workbook (worksheet)

What is SAM Labs? (1 min)

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Webinar: How to use SAM Labs in the classroom? (30 mins)

## SAM Labs Blocks used in this lesson - Earthquakes simulator

Physical block :

2 x DC Motor 1 x Slider

SAM Space App Software blocks used:

• Key Press
• Toggle
• Switch
• Interval

2 x DC Motor 1 x Slider

SAM Space software blocks used:

Key Press

Toggle

Switch

Interval

SAM Labs in the classroom videos   - see 14 videos here

The following tutorial, though is not directly related to this lesson, will give you a good feel of how SAM Labs works.

4-minute Tutorial: Loops in SAM Space featuring the RGB LED light

Blocks used in the above tutorial (see full SAM Blocks (physical and virtual blocks) directory here):

Physical block - RGB LED light

Software bocks:

• Key press
• Toggle
• Interval  (creating the looping condition)
• Counter
• Compare

The SAM Labs approach provides concrete solutions to link Computational Thinking to Coding in a non-technical, friendly approach for all teachers and learners.

See this document:   SAM Steam approach and computational thinking

References:

• BrainPOP movies/quizzes and games on Computational Thinking, Programming (coding), STEM and more.   These are good resources for teachers and students to clarify the meaning of key concepts.   Contact us if you like to have a trial.

BrainPOP Jr:  Computational Thinking Explained

BrainPOP Jr.

BrainPOP

## Want to try some Cool, Crazy ideas that kids, adult, everyone loves?  Check the followings ideas guide from SAM Labs:

The Book of Crazy Cool Ideas

To see the step-by-step video on how to connect the blocks, please click blow:

1. Traffic light 交通指示燈 (easy, 1 player, gadget)
2. Kaleidoscope 萬花筒 (easy, multi-player, gadget)
3. Pattern-Bot  繪畫機械人(medium, multi-player, home hack)
4. Door Prank 惡作劇之門  (easy, 1 player, home hack)
5. Bridge 起動式橋樑 (medium, multi-player, gadget)
6. Flipbook 翻書動畫 (medium, 1 player, gadget)
7. Stirring Machine 攪拌機 (easy, 1 player, home hack)
8. Alarm 鬧鐘 (medium, 1 player, home hack)
1. Flashlight 史詩火炬 (medium, 1 player, gadget)
2. SyncDancers 同步舞者 (easy, multi-player, gadget)
3. Smart Watch 智能手錶 (medium, 1 player, gadget)
4. Pinball 彈珠球 (medium, multi-player, game)
5. Conductor 指揮者 (easy, 1 player, game)
6. Football game 足球比賽 (medium, multi-player, game)
7. Gameshow button 遊戲按鈕 (medium, multi-player, game)
8. Drawing Machine 繪圖機 (hard, 1 player, home hack)