These project are for extra credit. The are entirely 100% optional! I think they will be fun, interesting, and/or practical, and if you agree with me you might enjoy doing them. ...and you'll learn more stuff, too!
Each of these projects can be done by an individual or a group. A group can consist of 3 to 5 students. If you have a larger group of students who want to work on a project, then form up into more than one group and work on the project independently. Each group turns in a single document with all the group member names on it.
Each project is due the same day as the related test. It is due at the start of the test. It must be sitting on the desk at the front of the classroom when the test begins, or else it has missed the deadline and is worth nothing. If you are concerned that you might arrive late to the test, you can simplify your life by turning the project in early. It may not be turned in any earlier than the review day before the test. It will be graded and returned after the test to the individual or group so they will know how well they did on it.
Each project must include at least one type-written document that addresses the questions and challenges of the project. But these are extra-credit projects, so you can also be as creative as you want! If you also want to include something like an oil painting, or a diorama, or a miniature home-built robot, you are encouraged to do so! Hint: I don't give out 10 points for boring projects. 9 out of 10 is still an "A", but if you want the full 10 points you'll have to WOW me. 10 out of 10 is an A+, and it is only given out for seriously impressive projects.