4.2 地球和軌跡 Earth and Orbit

STEM lessons + blocks

SAM Labs

Product Description

Students will gain understanding of what an orbit is and how it varies for different planets.

  • Students will develop a mnemonic to remember the order of planets.
  • Students will integrate and exhibit learning by creating a SAM system to demonstrate planets orbiting the sun.

.在本課程中,學生將了解軌道是什麼以及它對於不同的行星有何變化。

學生們還將查看行星的順序以及通過助記符記住此順序的方法,並將其應用於創建SAM系統以演示繞太陽運行的地球。

    The followings are provided with this lesson kit:   

    • 45/90 minutes Earth and Orbit- Teacher Lesson Plan with notes (script) on lesson PowerPoint
    • Earth and Orbit -  Teaching PowerPoint
    • Earth and Orbit - Student Workbook (worksheet)


      What is SAM Labs? (1 min)


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

       

      SAM Labs Blocks used in this lesson - Earth and Orbit

      Physical blocks :

       1 x DC Motor

       

       1 x Slider

      SAM Space App Software blocks used:   

      Download the App from here: 

      • Key Press
      • Switch Direction
      • Filter

       1 x DC Motor

       1 x Slider

       

      SAM Space software blocks used:

      Download the App from here: 


        Key Press

         

        Switch Direction


        Filter

         

          

         

        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)

           

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