Building Construction Teacher Resources
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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...
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 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...
6th - 8th Math 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...
3rd - 5th Technology & Engineering
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...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 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...
2nd - 6th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Mayan Mathematics and Architecture
Take young scholars on a trip through history with this unit on the mathematics and architecture of the Mayan civilization. Starting with a introduction to their base twenty number system and the symbols they used, this eight-lesson unit...
4th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
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
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 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...
9th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
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