I'm here to inspire others to conduct project-based engineering lessons in the classroom and elsewhere. Project-based learning allows students to control the direction and pace of their learning. Activities that promote investigation, creative critical thinking, and hands-on subject matter are also central to project-based learning.
In my approach, I do not expect the students to memorize facts, concepts, or theories. Instead, comprehension and applied understanding come through engaging with an idea firsthand without necessarily being able to define it. For example, making Slingshot Rockets is a hands-on study in the basic principles of flight and trajectory. In this way, learning becomes a fun process of discovery, not one of abstract understanding.
All of the project plans in this collection are designed to be used in an after school enrichment setting. Please do not use these project plans for profit.