This a great lesson plan that focuses on giving students the opportunity to learn and then apply the rules of the scientific method. Positives are the variety of pedagogies used, from lecture group work and the ability to present at the end.
Student enthusiasm and buy in for the project are encouraged through giving the students choices. Most importantly in the topic they will choose to work on and secondly in the variety of technologies which are made available to use.
The use of a rubric will guide students as they prepare their final product as foreseen in UDL guidelines. I believe that the use of peer helpers when technology issues present themselves is the way to go. It empowers students to be the expert and encourages their confidence.
A possible suggestion for an alternative approach to the presentation would be to have students make their own individual products based on their collaborative research.
The text is a straightforward lesson plan in PDF format.