Newton Rooms lay the foundation for students to experience a rich learning environment and feeling of mastery within the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Our experience has shown that design, décor and a good learning environment have a positive and motivating effect on students. Deliberate use of color along with informative and attractive displays, play an important role in making Newton Rooms an exciting learning arena. Sound and lighting also contribute to a dynamic and inspiring session.
Newton Room requirements
A Newton Room can vary in size. However, we recommend a room with an area of 150 – 220 m² to present the full spectrum of Newton modules, and accommodate classes of up to 30 pupils. Newton Rooms should have an entry or welcome area, a bathroom in close proximity, and a place where the students can eat lunch. A workspace for the Newton teacher might be necessary. In addition, small storage room is required, either in the Newton Room or in close proximity.
The overall standard of the room should conform to that of other educational facilities or office spaces when it comes to ventilation and the quality of wall, ceiling and floor surfaces. We also recommend access to two-three 16A-circuit breakers. Water should be accessible in the Newton Room or the room beside it.
Newton Room design and layout
The Newton Room is designed to facilitate variation in methods and type of activity. The Newton teacher uses the amphitheatre to get closer contact between teacher and students. The students have access to workstations for working in groups, a laboratory with access to water, and also open floor that makes it possible to work with activities that demands more space.
The students need to move easily between the amphitheatre, the workstations, the laboratory and the open floor, and the Newton teacher need the best possible overview. This means that the various areas in the room should be in close proximity to each other, giving the teacher, with little effort, a view of all the students.
Several alternative layouts are available so if it is not possible to establish a Newton Room with the above specifications, a custom made plan will be provided.