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Building a Skyscraper
Creating buildings that reach hundreds of feet into the sky is no easy task. The third lesson 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 18 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 37 Views 245 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 16 Views 75 Downloads
Housing: Types of Shelters
Students experiment with the construction of shelters and the various types of architectural designs. In this shelters instructional activity, students draw the building they live in. Students compare and contrast buildings made today and made 150 years ago.
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 44 Downloads
Middle schoolers construct a three-dimensional model of a city using both similar and congruent figures and geometric transformations. City must have at least ten buildings with each building labeled and may be constructed out of paper or modeling clay.
6th - 8th Math 43 Views 398 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
TE Activity: Survive That Tsunami!
Students 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 4 Views 4 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 plan 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 12 Views 4 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 9 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Surveying and Assessing the Environmental Compatibility of a Building Construction Site
Learners 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
Constructions and Creations: Sturdy Structures
Have your class draw the plans and design a structure. Learners discuss and investigate the variables in the stability of a 2D and 3D model. They also consider how to add a circuit to the design. Afterwards, they present their work.
Pre-K - 4th Technology & Engineering 20 Views 174 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Architecture on Ice: The Challenge of Building on Permafrost
Students identify the problems associated with building a structure on permafrost. In this physical science instructional activity, students investigate how heat and pressure affect the rate of ice melting. They read an article about traditional housing and write an essay that explains why the permafrost underneath the structures did not thaw.
9th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 20 Downloads
Design a Green Rooftop Garden
Design and construct buildings with rooftop gardens. Junior engineers work in groups to build two buildings and then perform experiments to determine whether or not a garden affects the building temperatures. They graph and interpret their results.
6th - 9th Science 17 Views 76 Downloads
The Magic Box
Upper graders recognize, describe, create and extend repeating and arithmetic patterns. In these patterns/relationship lessons, students are actively engaged in the exploration of patterns as the sing, clap, and identify patterns in the teacher's "magic box".
1st - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 66 Downloads
Activity Plan 4-5: Under Construction!
Students explore the process of building. For 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
Building Patterns Constantly
Young scholars are introduced to some number patterns using buildings constructed with squares. They construct tables of patterns and finding the recurrence rule for a simple pattern where the increase from term to term is a constant.
1st - 3rd Math 16 Views 15 Downloads
The Laws of Sines and Cosines Made Simple!
Students 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. Students use their triangle tool to aid in solving problems involving law of sines and law of cosines.
10th - 12th Math 6 Views 31 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 12 Views 29 Downloads
Building Up, Breaking Down
Learners 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. Learners 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
Are You Thirsty? The Effects of Pollution on Drinking Water
Discuss the availability of clean, plentiful water and the causes of water pollution. In groups, sixth graders discuss problem-solving methods for keeping water clean. They explore the function of water treatment plants and perform experiments to predict pollutants that can be stopped by filtration.
6th - 8th Math 12 Views 89 Downloads CCSS: Designed