Project learning can inspire the best of high-performance teamwork, or it can be devolve into unfocused chaos. How can we support each other to keep our eye on the prize? Share your project ideas, questions, and implementation experiences.

Introduction and Background

Bill Kuhl

Hello, I just joined this group, but getting young people interested in projects has been a passion of mine for the last several years. I am just starting up a new website http://www.scienceguy.org which is about resources, projects, and videos about science. The model airplane website I started several years ago went over a quarter million views a few months ago. http://www.hbci.com/~bkuhl/Dart.htm. The projects I have done with young people have been model airplanes, kites, and water rockets. Presently I building model solar cars because I am interested in the Junior Solar Competition.

Bill Kuhl

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6th-8th Special Ed, LS & Mentally Gifted teacher

Wow!

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Bill:

Sounds great! I bet the kids love what you do! I too am passionate about projects and getting students interested in doing them and expanding what they are learning into a more "real world" experience. If it was up to me, I would rarely (if ever!) give paper and pencil tests. There are just too many more creative ways to have kids show what they know!

"Real World Experience"

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I had tried to incorporate using the "Design Approach" in the last project I had posted on the Net, a model glider built from foam plates and trays. The article mentions it some, but the video goes into more detail.
http://www.hbci.com/~bkuhl/FoamJetII.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afeU0Zo5uog Fun With Foam Gliders video

Bill

The article on solar model

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The article on solar model cars is finished:

http://www.scienceguy.org/Articles/SolarModelCars.aspx

Bill Kuhl

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