Faculty Advisor

Spanagel, David I


The purpose of this Interactive Qualifying Project was to create, implement, and analyze engineering lesson plans for third grade students at Worcester's Canterbury Street School. The goal of the lesson plans was to introduce students to engineering, emphasizing critical thinking skills and development. The lesson plans were created for a dynamic classroom, and evolved as students developed a mastery of the material. This project reviews current educational theory (including student learning styles), offers engineering lesson plans that can be put into practice for future use, and analyzes evidence for how critical thinking is a skill that develops over time.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts