• Develop creative thinking abilities 
    • Increase student ability to apply known principles and facts to "hands-on" situations.
    • Improve communication skills.
    • Learn how to use a creative problem solving process.
    • Develop and utilize skills of all team members.
    • Develop and use local resources.
    • Develop and use research skills.
    • Exercise and use the higher order thinking and critical thinking skills, especially analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
    • Have fun while learning all of these very important skills.