Students work with their team to complete a project plan that will help them stay organized, focused, and on schedule as they complete the Future City project deliverables.
Creating a project plan is a step that many engineers do before they tackle a big project. Creating a project plan will help guide students as they move through the engineering design process by asking them to set project goals, schedule their project, conduct periodic check-ins and reflect. The more students get involved in planning their projects, the more invested they will be and the more likely they will deepen their content understanding.
Before students get started, be sure to do the following:
There are four required parts to the Project Plan. These parts are detailed in the Program Handbook and can be downloaded as one writeable file from the Resources section (filter for Competition Forms & Project Plan.)
Full credit will be awarded to teams that complete the plan in its entirety AND submit the plan on or before the regional deadline (typically a week prior to the competition date, in December or January - check with your Regional Coordinator for the exact due date.)
Note: there is no rubric for this deliverable.
For more on the Project Plan, download the Program Handbook from the Resource section.