Developing Computational Thinking Through Project-Based Airplane Design Activities

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This study investigated the outcome of project-based, airplane design activities on promoting computational thinking (CT) in sixth grade students in the context of an integrated STEM learning environment. A curriculum unit of airplane design activities was implemented in a sixth grade classroom over 10 days. The students' CT skills measured by the Bebras Challenges were significantly improved after their completion of the airplane design curriculum unit.