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LIFE HACK!

MINDS-ON

New Zealand has a strong history of creating innovative products. We’re pretty good at changing things to improve them or meet a certain need. In MOTAT’s Life Hack! Programme, students look at Kiwi innovators and the items they have modified or invented as well as some other pretty interesting ‘life hacks’.

HANDS-ON

Students will be challenged to take an everyday object and ‘hack it’ to improve the original design. In the Idea Collective students will experience innovation stories about products which are uniquely ours and making an impact worldwide.

PLUS

The Marvellous MOTAT trail provides age-related activities, challenges and information to support your exhibition exploration time at MOTAT.

Most suitable for Years 3-13.

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TE RAPU TAONGA

This activity is a self-guided trail in Te Reo Māori. This trail will take you around the MOTAT site to discover treasures in the MOTAT collection.  Students will search for many things including Tarakitā, Kura and Wākana as well as objects in a variety of colours.

Designed to strengthen understanding and use of Te Reo this trail can be completed by fluent speakers and people new to the language.

Maximum of 20 students per activity session. Suitable for ages 3-5.

Please note: While an educator will introduce the activity to your group, Te Rapu Taonga is designed to be completed in small groups while exploring the MOTAT site.  

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INVENT-A-MACHINE

Minds-On:

Students will be challenged to think creatively as they design, construct and test their own Rube Goldberg machine using combinations of levers, pulleys, gears, inclined planes, wheels & axles and screws made from everyday materials.

Hands-On:

Using a variety of items and tools students will construct a Rube Goldberg machine utilising one of the six simple machines. Students will work in groups to make a section of the Rube Goldberg machine which will be connected to create a super Rube Goldberg machine curated by the whole class.

Plus:

The Marvellous MOTAT trail provides age-related activities, challenges and information to support your exhibition exploration time at MOTAT.

Most suitable for Years 4-13.

Please note these are 90 minute sessions, Maximum 40 students per session, 2 sessions per day.

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THE GREAT TEAM CHALLENGE

Minds-On:

This programme will develop and strengthen the Key Competencies within your class. Students will discover how the Victorian way of life can help them to relate to others, manage self, think, participate and contribute in an environmentally friendly way.

Hands-On:

In this fun-filled programme students form teams and complete a number of hands-on challenges across MOTAT’s site inspired by life in the Victorian era. Students will experience the number of tasks involved in just washing some clothes!

Plus:

The Marvellous MOTAT Trail provides age-related activities, challenges and information to support your exhibition exploration time at MOTAT.

Most suitable for Years 0-8.

Please note the maximum students is 30 per session and 4 sessions per day. 

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

Minds-On:

Students are required to get their creative hats on and work collaboratively to storyboard, script, film and edit in order to produce a video project set at MOTAT. This programme has been designed to give real life context to the Media Studies curriculum (eg. Level 1 Achievement Standard 90993), but could also be used as a great team building activity for Year 7 to 10 students.

Hands-On:

Students will become the directors, producers, scriptwriters and actors for a video project. They will carry out their filming during their day at MOTAT and will then take this footage back to school where they can continue to edit it into a finished product.

Plus:

Upon completion, have your final product showcased at MOTAT and used as one of our educational resources.

Most suitable for Years 7-13.

Please note the maximum students per session is 60.

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GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK

We really want to know what you thought of your MOTAT School Group visit.

Your opinions and suggestions are used to help improve the visit experience for everyone.

Please take a few minutes to complete a feedback survey  

All completed surveys go in the annual draw to win a Meccano Meccanoid robot for their nominated school. Terms & Conditions apply

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