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Building a Skyscraper
Creating buildings that reach hundreds of feet into the sky is no easy task. The third activity in this series begins with four activities that engage young architects in exploring the major challenges that are faced when designing and building skyscrapers.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 13 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
TE Activity: Survive That Tsunami!
Learners examine the causes of tsunamis and observe a table top wave making machine. They make model houses while working in groups so that the can see how different construction types work. They discuss how engineers can design and construct buildings that are resistant to the destructive waves using available material.
3rd - 5th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 3 Downloads
Housing: Types of Shelters
Young scholars experiment with the construction of shelters and the various types of architectural designs. In this shelters lesson, students draw the building they live in. Young scholars compare and contrast buildings made today and made 150 years ago.
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 42 Downloads
Discovering Math: Exploring Geometry
Apply geometric properties and formulae for surface area and volume by constructing a three-dimensional model of a city. Learners use similar and congruent figures and transformations to create a city of at least 10 buildings. They trade with classmates, who calculate surface area and volume of some of the structures.
6th - 8th Math 36 Views 244 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Good Old Earth Materials
Students investigate different types of building structures and how they are able to stand up to earthquakes. Through comparison they determine which buildings are better able to handle earthquakes than others. They create a building, based on specific parameters, out of material assigned to them.
K - 4th Science 15 Views 74 Downloads
Activity Plan 4-5: Under Construction!
Students explore the process of building. In this early childhood art lesson plan, students read a book pertaining to construction, discuss the workers needed to build buildings, and develop a chart to summarize the stages of construction.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 15 Downloads
The Laws of Sines and Cosines Made Simple!
Young scholars explore the concept of law of sines and cosines. In this law of sines and cosines lesson, students construct a triangle tool from card stock and markers. Young scholars use their triangle tool to aid in solving problems involving law of sines and law of cosines.
10th - 12th Math 5 Views 30 Downloads
Artist's Work/Artist's Voice: Louis I. Kahn
Students explore the process of construction and architecture. For this construction research lesson, students complete image based discussion activities and three related activities for architecture and design.
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Surveying and Assessing the Environmental Compatibility of a Building Construction Site
Students examine an area of land and assess its suitability for construction purposes. This project requires a vast amount of hands-on experimentation, data analysis, community involvement, and job shadowing/career awareness.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Construction Lesson Plan
Students discuss construction while reading The Three Little Pigs. In this construction lesson, students make original blueprints and use popsicle sticks to build a house. Students sing about construction. Students paint outside their classroom.
Pre-K Language Arts 11 Views 25 Downloads
Building Up, Breaking Down
Students investigate how rocks are modified into construction materials. In this building up and breaking down lesson plan, students explore what happens to building materials over time and how people modify natural materials. Students explore the building materials on their school campus and take a trip to a cemetery to observe weathering of rocks.
3rd - 8th Science 18 Views 56 Downloads
Properties Of Building Materials
Students investigate the concept of building materials and how they are used to create different things. They focus upon the availability, cost, flexibility, and strength of different building materials. This is done by taking part in a creative experiment.
9th - 12th Science 9 Views 30 Downloads
Math Through Architecture
Students construct models of the Chicago Skyline, a school blueprint, and a tour of Chicago. In this construction lesson, students construct models using glue, grid paper, blue prints, markers, scissors, and other building supplies. Students use ratios when determining appropriate scales for their models.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 14 Downloads
Building a Skyscraper
The construction of skyscrapers is no simple undertaking, involving the careful coordination and planning of many different people. The third lesson in this series explores this detailed process by first teaching children about the main structural components of these massive buildings.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 8 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What is a Skyscraper?
Skyscrapers are amazing feats of architectural design that create the iconic skylines of the world's biggest cities. Young architects explore the defining characteristics of these monstrous towers with the first instructional activity in this four-part series.
2nd - 6th Technology & Engineering 8 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Romanesque Art
What were the Crusades? Why were there so many? What was their impact on Medieval Europe? On art and architecture? These are the key questions addressed by a 74-slide PowerPoint designed for AP art history and Humanities class but appropriate for anyone interested in Romanesque art.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Building the Seed Cathedral
Watch this inspiring TED Talk by architect Thomas Heatherwick on the creation of the Seed Cathedral. Heatherwick tells a story of innovation and sustainability through displaying five recent projects his firm has worked on. Your learners will be engaged by the way Heatherwick's firm has approached building construction and will be inspired to learn more.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads