Design-Build-Test projects give students hands-on experience with scientific concepts and the scientific process in general. The projects were originally designed to be tackled over the course of three one-hour lectures and one three-hour our lab, or roughly one week of instructional time. Providing intermediate feedback during various phases of the project improves student outcomes. For example, you might break the projects into phases such as: problem introduction and initial design phase (1 hour), a building, testing, and re-design phase (3 hours), and a re-build and final touches phase (1 hour).
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