Integrating themes and alternatives into the project:
Themed holes incorporating multiple cultures
Themed holes incorporating architectural design
Themed holes incorporating any other lesson (the plot or a character in a book, a genus of animals for a biology lecture, key events in history, different cultures, etc.)
Holes that highlight a student's experience or expertise (specific music, video games, toys, car knowledge, sports, etc.)
Holes pushing the boundaries of physics
Holes that are ADA compliant for wheelchair users
Tips for pitching the project to the administration:
Pitch the project on the benefits of project learning.
Adapt the project to include a current school initiative. For example, if the school is focusing on students' awareness of economics, include a budget lesson that requires students to figure out the cost of building the hole. If the school is focusing on leadership and communication skills, have students build holes in teams of three or four.