Multiple studies have found that learning-by-doing leads to greater achievement across the subject areas, including science, math, language arts, and social studies. In addition, hands-on activities build focus and retention. Research also confirms a direct link between hands-on learning and creativity. Students tap into other parts of their brains, devise different solutions and eventually land on a light-bulb moment. While creativity Is a key contributor to future workplace success, collaboration is another crucial 21st century skill and is a natural byproduct of students learning by doing.