Each lesson culminates in an independent project, an opportunity for each student to “show what you know”. They don’t need to go out to learn new skills, necessarily, just demonstrate the skills they learned in the Birdhouse activity, in a new context. Some of the independent projects are paired independent projects, in which students are encouraged to work with a partner on building something together. Creative projects enable students to apply new skills and concept knowledge in a unique context and provide lots of opportunities for creativity. Try to build in opportunities for students to share their projects with each other, or with the class!