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Learn About Speed with SAM Labs

Maker activities for KS2 Science

Students learn about the relationship between speed, distance and time by building a connected racecar using connected blocks from SAM Labs.

Learning Outcomes:

Learning outcomes include:

    definition of speed,
    understanding of formulae,
    measurement,
    experiment design
    coding
    and making skills

About SAM Labs:

SAM Labs' mission is to give everyone the tools and skills to build and shape the future of the Internet of Things. We want inventors of all ages to discover what is possible when given the powers of engineering, electronics, coding and making in a way that is fun, easy to understand and powerful.
SAM Labs is a London-based startup that was created by a team of engineers from Imperial College London and designers from the Royal College of Art.


In Partnership With

SAM Labs
SAM Labs

SAM Labs aims to unleash the inventive potential of children. Every kid has it and SAM provides the tools and technology for kids to explore and express their imaginations.


What's In This Resource?


  Introduction
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Frequently Asked Questions


Is this just for teachers?
No, definitely not. We design classes to be useful in the classroom but they're enjoyed by students, parents, youth groups - anyone really!
What's included?
There's around 10 minutes of step-by-step video + a Teachers' Pack + a detailed build transcript, giving you all the steps.
What age level is this suited to?
We have designed this project for late primary school / early secondary school age levels. Content is aligned to learning outcomes under KS2 science topics in the UK but would obviously link up well to curricula in other locations too.

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