STEAM in 1st Grade

Teaching STEAM in 1st Grade

Why teach STEAM and coding in 1st grade?

Hands-on STEAM learning for 1st graders is integral to developing problem solving and critical thinking skills, but how do you incorporate it into an already busy elementary school day? Through standards-based science content taught through STEAM lessons while introducing 1st grade students to the foundations of coding. 

With SAM Labs STEAM Solution, you are provided with all the content needed for success, no coding experience is needed by teachers or 1st grade students. The best part of all? Your kids will be developing their computational thinking skills while they learn to visually code!

Student excited for STEAM course kit

Dig into this amazing, standards-based, 1st grade STEAM and coding lesson!​

The Jungle Adventure

In this STEAM lesson for Grade 1, Blocky explores the jungle and learns a lot about animal behavior. He wants to share it with everyone back home. Students read texts and use media to determine patterns in the behavior of parents and offspring that help them survive. The first graders then then code a system to play animal sounds, create a presentation template, and explore the behavior of jungle animals.

Everything You Need to Teach STEAM & Coding in 1st Grade

SAM Labs STEAM Solution

SAM Labs STEAM Solution integrates science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics seamlessly into everyday learning for teaching STEAM in 1st grade.
Using standards-based lessons, the STEAM Solution guides 1st grade teachers and elementary students through the design process utilizing computational thinking skills. All STEAM lesson content is provided from introduction to extension and utilizes easy-to-use, flow-based coding to bring student prototypes to life.
How 1st grade students benefit from learning through STEAM:
  • Increased engagement through hands-on learning
  • Experience science concepts in innovative ways
  • Hone 21st century skills like communication, creativity, and collaboration
  • Develop key computational and critical thinking skills
  • Provides an introduction to key computer science skills
Student learning STEAM

Teaching 1st graders STEAM and coding has never been this easy!​