Faculty Advisor

Wilkes, John M.


The current project was a 2 year effort to develop a lunar base themed group of activities for the class room to go with the chapters on the solar system, matter, energy, electricity, light and sound, and forces and motion. The first team last year got about half way to that goal but did not have good documentation. A problem is that the curriculum is, for better or worse, defined by the Harcourt School Publishers science text. Our team not only enhanced the previous team’s activities to be better, but we created our own. We tested an essay contest and worked toward creating a service club of WPI students to help teachers institute hands on education in 5th grade classrooms and make learning science fun. The process of planning a 5th grade field trip was also started.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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