The Rubber Band Project


Take a deeper look into the different projects we have done with student groups
Go to Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

Go to Cardboard Automata

Cardboard Automata

Go to Student Created Game

Student Created Game

Go to Interactive Sculptures

Interactive Sculptures

Go to Simple Machines and Catapults

Simple Machines and Catapults

Go to Cantigny Catapult Contest

Cantigny Catapult Contest

Go to Tesselations


Go to Beginning Circuitry

Beginning Circuitry

Go to Toothpick Bridges

Toothpick Bridges

Go to Hour of Code

Hour of Code

Go to Professional Development, Workshops, and exhibits,.

Professional Development, Workshops, and exhibits,.

Go to Publications


The rubber band project aims to promote inquiry based educational experiences for K-12 students. Curriculum is focused on project based, design process focused learning that stretches thinking while bundling multiple subject areas together.
We can facilitate one time or ongoing; Student Projects, Workshops, Professional Development for teachers

Our Team

The Rubber Band Project staff

Steve Gross

Owner and Founder
Steve holds teaching certificates in both Iowa and New York. For the past decade he has consulted with hundreds of school districts world wide on instructional technology. He has acted as the director of technology for a school district, and recently completed his masters degree in Instructional Technology.

Kelly Gross

Owner and Founder
Dr. Gross is an assistant professor at Illinois State University and faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Art MAT program. Dr. Gross works with pre-service art teachers in the areas of human development, special education, fieldwork, and student teaching.