The students of the third grade were given a creative task. In pairs they were supposed to create their own story which begun with the given words: "One sunny day little Chris found a piece of paper with a ribbon. There was a castle and a map leading to it on the paper. The route to the castle went through different countries, each one was different, each one was beautiful..."
Children finished the story and took their little helper on the tip with them - Ozobot, a robot which they use during lessons. Everyone finished the task.
First, we have made predictions about which material would let more water through
These are our predictions.
Finally, we did the VIRTUAL EXPERIMENT, and our predictions were not very accurate. Our only correct prediction was plastic: it does not let any drop through.
In the graphic you can see the comparison between our predictions an the results of the experiment.
What I like most, as a teacher, about this resource, is how easy it is to talk about these topics using the English language in a "real context" and making it possible to use language to speak about difficult content in a significant way.
My second grade students have written sentences using the vocabulary they have learned throughout the unit. We have used LEGO STORY STARTER so that they could represent the reality described in the sentence, making the activity completely contextualized and significant for the students. It was a perfect match, as they were using the structure "THERE IS/THERE ARE.." and PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE
In the pictures you can see the wonderful results... It was not only writing "THERE ARE six people NEXT TO the road," but also building that sentence in a literal way...