Intrinsic motivation anyone?  If you are looking for a project that will blow your students’ minds wide open, be completely relatable both pre- and post-project, and create a love for learning, then The Hovercraft Project exists for you. This project requires groups of 6 students to problem solve, in a team setting, to build a low friction vehicle called a hovercraft. After the hovercrafts are built, students must test multiple variables in order to adjust and optimize the performance characteristics of their hovercraft.  Why?  So they can compete in the hovercraft competition at the end of the day!

Oh and by the way, everyone rides who wants to – students, teachers, parents, volunteers, administrators, security guards, anyone that is present.  I guarantee adults will think, “I wish I could have done this in grade school!”

There is so much more!

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Matthew Chase
The Hovercraft Project

(847) 287-9242

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Phone: (847) 287-9242



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