Your child has been using our SAMLabs loans box in school. NUSTEM loans boxes are linked to STEM careers and contain original objects and replicas that can be handled and used as part of classroom activities. While using the resources in the boxes, children get the opportunity to try out and explore some of the skills, techniques, equipment and ideas that STEM professionals use on a day-to-day basis.
The SAMLabs box allows you to put together Lego or cardboard engineering contraptions which you can control and code using the programming system on an iPad or laptop.
Try this at home
Why not try some of these Raspberry Pi Projects or have a go at creating a Scratch story, game or animation?
Careers link – what is a software engineer?
Software engineers design and create computer systems and applications to solve real-world problems. Software is an important part of almost every device that you own, such as mobile phones, computers and home appliances. Software engineers may work with clients to develop projects and design programs. They assemble charts and diagrams, write code, run tests and fix issues that may occur with the programs.
Careers linked to the SAMLabs loans box
Your child may have looked at these careers at school.
Each career has 3 personal qualities to focus on. We call these attributes. We want to show children that they already have the skills that they need to have a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM).