What is
an iBlock?


An iBlock is…

Project-Based Learning

Prepare students for the road ahead by engaging them in authentic, sustained investigation that gives them the opportunity to cultivate the skills that will last a lifetime.

Driven by the Engineering Design Process

Problem-solving and design thinking are central components of every iBlock. You’ll see a strong focus on engineering design concepts like researching, constructing, testing, evaluating, and redesigning, since an iBlock teaches students that learning is a journey — not a straight line.

An Enhancement to Your Existing Curriculum

Enrich your existing curriculum with an iBlock, or use it to kick off a STEM initiative. An iBlock is designed to supplement your instruction with content that gives students a place to invent, explore, and take ownership of their learning.

Built Around a Capstone Project

Each iBlock culminates in a capstone project that brings together everything students have learned throughout their iBlock, from their earliest research to their latest redesign.

A Tool to Practice the “Four Cs”

As students work through their iBlock challenge, they practice and hone essential 21st century skills like critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

Want to see what it’s all about?

In our sample Rube Goldberg iBlock, students dive into STEM content as they experience the engineering design process first-hand. Their work culminates in the creation of their own chain reaction machine that pulls together their research, guides them through the design process, and fosters important skills like critical thinking and problem-solving.

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