Cool Schools: The Lab School

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Brilliant, creative, and motivated are words that describe the students at this week's cool school: The Lab School in Northwest, DC.

The sixth graders in Sarah Lowenberg's class are learning about the five major religions in the world. To help the students learn, they're making a prayer rug for a lesson on Islam where they are always moving.

In class, the teachers like to keep the students moving as they believe it helps productivity and learning.

"All brains work a little differently," explained Lowenberg. "Either you're a visual learner or kinesthetic learners. we all learn differently. Here, we're going to help you be successful and find how you learn the best."

The Lab School has been using these teaching methods to get students ready for college since the 1960's.

The students set their projects up at a museum exhibit in the school so they can teach other students and adults what they have learned. Each student receives a job title of someone who works on a museum staff, and then they divide the duties.

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