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SAM Labs Offers TEKS-Aligned STEAM Education Curriculum

SAM Labs Offers TEKS-Aligned STEAM Education Curriculum

SAM Labs prides itself on its alignment with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) science standards. While SAM Labs lessons were originally designed to meet Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), they also adhere nicely to TEKS requirements. Our TEKS-aligned lesson plans provide Texas educators with a practical resource for incorporating coding and engineering activities into their science curricula.

How Our STEAM Education Curriculum Is Different

Our deliberate emphasis on integrating scientific and engineering practice standards sets SAM Labs apart. This strategic approach ensures that students meet academic expectations and develop essential future-ready skills. 

SAM Labs’ hands-on activities align seamlessly with these practice standards, particularly in fostering critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration—the cornerstones of scientific inquiry and investigation as outlined by TEKS.

The SAM Labs lessons are easy to follow and to differentiate as needed to meet the needs of various learners. They are also highly engaging!” Jennifer Silva, Judson ISD

Pragmatic STEAM Solution for Texas Schools

In a landscape where educational technology plays a crucial role, SAM Labs serves as a pragmatic solution for Texas schools seeking to align with science standards while preparing students for the demands of the 21st century. 

By weaving coding and STEAM activities into the curriculum, SAM Labs provides a concrete and effective means of teaching essential science knowledge. This equips students with the skills necessary for success in a wide variety of disciplines, ensuring that students are indeed college and career-ready.

STEAM & Coding Education Solutions

Explore our STEAM and coding solutions, designed to meet the standards of both BGSS and TEKS. Discover the unique features of each solution to identify the perfect fit for your specific needs.

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STEAM Education – Grades K-5

Ideal for instructors focusing on kindergarten through 5th-grade students, this coding solution is designed to teach essential skills like creativity, problem-solving, and collaboration. 

It guides students as they engage in real-life STEAM scenarios, fostering a hands-on and interactive learning experience.

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Learn to Code – Grades 4-8

Tailored for educators working with students in grades 4-8, this coding solution is perfect for enhancing computer science and programming skills. 

It achieves this by making coding tangible through engaging hands-on projects, ensuring an effective and immersive learning experience.

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Makerspace

Designed for educators seeking to explore coding concepts, this coding solution is an excellent choice for students K-8. 

It utilizes open-ended activities centered around the design thinking process, providing students with opportunities for activity-based learning and fostering a dynamic educational experience.

SAM Labs Is Here to Support You

For more information about our TEKS-aligned STEAM education curriculum, feel free to reach out to our dedicated sales team at salesteam@samlabs.com. We’re here to answer any questions and provide additional details to support your education initiatives.