The goal of these assessments was to engage students in hands on experiments similiar to a science lab. Students always ask why differential equations is so important in STEM fields. So, two labs were done in my differential equations class. One was using thermometers and checking their accuracy (how long does it take for the thermometer to get back to body temperature after drinking cold water, doing jumping jacks, and chewing gum (placebo)). The 2nd one was to verify that a mass spring system follows a 2nd order differential equation. Both involved students collecting data, analyzing it with different technologies, and writing up a lab report. In both cases, students really liked the hands on experience along with learning different technologies. They also liked that both experiments were cross discipline (physics and engineering). Students were much more engaged this semester with the experiments, and all provided positive feedback. Student engagement was up, and students were happy to see how the course is used in other fields of study. From the attached document, refer to pages 64-71 for the labs.