Product Review of WhiteBox Learning
Designed for learners in grades 6-12, WhiteBox Learning is a complete standards-based STEM learning system. The curriculum is entirely web-based with learners able to design, test, analyze, revise, and simulate their experiments and model designs virtually before beginning to actually build. Students have the option to build their designs using a model kit or via 3-D printer. Teachers have tools to manage and monitor classrooms and learner learning with data mining tools that allow them to track progress, manage results, and differentiate instruction. With 10 applications including Gliders 2.0, Rocket 2.0, and Survival Shelter 2.0, learners can virtually compete to design the best, fastest, lightest, or smallest models using science and pre-engineering concepts.
What Users Love About the App
“A quick digital tour and videos orient teachers to the site. The life raft icon provides additional help for students when needed.”
“Science content is integrated with engineering practices; students have to use their content knowledge to solve problems.”
“Students will embrace the design competition and love the chance to see their designs quickly with simple CAD tools.”