My students are in the process of wrapping up the science fair portion of their eCybermission Mission work. It has been a few years since they were asked to complete a project of this size, and it shows.
The work that has been produced has not been at the level of craftsmanship that I would like. That being said, it is still worth it.
There have been lessons learned about time management and collaboration that make it worth the struggles.
This is an experience that I can build upon.
I am resisting the urge to not try something just because I know that a good portion of my students will struggle with it. There are kids who are ready for it. Even if the rest do not get there, they will be better off for the attempt.
If you don’t try, you’ll never know.