Vocabulary and Language
As a collaborative resource Moti-Lab is fantastic for getting children talking to each other, expressing ideas and performing peer review – a great benefit for increasing oracy.
Throughout, the lesson plans encourage vocabulary (mathematical and scientific or other) to be written on the whiteboard so children have a visual reminder of the words they are trying to learn and the words can be demonstrated physically.
We are already getting amazing feedback from schools with high levels of English as an Additional Language (EAL). New words and concepts can be demonstrated physically and visually and the words themselves learned in a meaningful manner and communicated through speech.
Topic Based Learning
Lots of schools use topic based learning to enrich the curriculum they are teaching. Moti-Lab can help you capitalise on this. Using the Romans – build your own aqua-duct system. Rivers – model the flow of a river, pour down a muddy mixture and watch the water separate out the elements in the mixture. Potions – Slime based experiments, mixing colours or different liquids. Great Fire of London – Put the fire out avoiding the buildings on Pudding Lane. Boats and Pirates – Use the reservoir for racing ships and testing stability.
There are hundreds of ideas for integrating Moti-Lab experiments into your topic based learning and if you are struggling we can advise – or develop one up for you!
Not Just STEM
There is no need to limit the learning you can deliver to just STEM education, we’ve had schools using the mobile board for class presentations, display boards, magnetic games, for painting on and loads of other uses, for loads of different subjects!