Seven Hovercraft!

Hmm, seven different (but similar) hovercraft projects have been posted with a very short time.

I wonder if somebody is using the site to document their science projects and get them judged by a wider audience?

Why on earth did I not think of that??

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purduecer8 years ago
Anybody else think that Kiteman's avatar and the muppet picture up top look pretty much the same?
Kiteman (author)  purduecer8 years ago
That was the idea...
Keith-Kid8 years ago
So I'm not seeing double? Phew.

It's a really great idea, and ibles step by step format is perfect for grading!

  • Materials - 10
  • Introduction- 9
  • Presentation- 8
  • Grammar - 10
  • Illustrations - 8
  • Concept - 9
  • Ability to keep the reader interested (theres a word for this....I just don't know it) - 8
That would be a most excellent way to not only give instructables some word of mouth publicity, but also a great demonstration of how the use of internet resources can benefit a class.

I'm all for it! *Goes off to convince school to use instructables*
What about a sort of off-shoot of ibles, with heavily moderated forums and much more stringent content guidelines? Instructables.edu?? Contests could be held for prizes such as books, school supplies, scholarships, etc.
You've seen the Wikipedia-for-schools CD? How about Instructables for schools?

Essentially I'm thinking of a selection of Instructables that can be made with low-cost materials, that demonstrate a selection of scientific principles, that are well written (could be neatened up for inclusion) and don't have any naughty words in them- stuff like Kiteman's air horn, for example. It would be like an online textbook :)
*runs off to register instructables.edu*
And another thing: A sort of bonus or something......discussing a topic on the forums could make a good assignment, as the students could reasearch and present their opinions without having to stand awkwardly in the middle of class. It would also be a bit more organized. Meh.
Hi guys, I'm the teacher who had my students post their projects here on Instructables. I've been a long time fan of the site and decided to give it a try. My students absolutley loved posting their information here and it was amazingly simple to do. I had them print out their instructable through the .pdf function and turn it in for evaluation.

I like the idea of an education instructables section...

Let me know if I can help or offer any suggestions.

Take care,
Excellent, excellent use of this resource! I guess you were willing to suffer through the ads and such without creating a membership :-)

There are a few discussion groups related to education, including
along with a few specific-discipline science groups (like Physics).

The suggestions below for a "restricted" or "filtered" edition of I'bles for educational use are interesting, but will surely require some development work, and input from educators like yourself (and Kiteman).
Awesome use of the PDF formatting!
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