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In this building materials worksheet, students walk around their school and write down at least 5 materials that their school is made of. Students take a second trip around the school and keep a tally sheet on how often they see those materials.
4th - 5th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Explore More About Bottle Construction
Students explore Green Construction. In this lesson based on the experiences of Peace Corps volunteers, students gain insight into alternative construction in Guatemala. They examine the pros and cons of using alternative building materials and discuss ways that they can improve lives through Green Construction.
5th - 10th Social Studies & History 6 Views 13 Downloads
Nail by Nail, Board by Board
Presenting a distinctly environmental point of view, this expansive set of three sessions guides learners to identify home-building materials and the resources from which they are derived, and to compare materials used by region and historical context.
4th - 11th 21st Century Skills 24 Views 113 Downloads
Students choose which building material to use to create their structure and which animal to house. After being read a story, they examine and identify the differnet types of homes mentioned. They take pictures of their structures to share with the class.
1st - 2nd Science 3 Views 5 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
How They Get Building Materials Out of the Ground
Students experience a virtual quarry. In this science musical lesson plan, students understand how materials are quarried and manufactured from rocks, musically interpret a quarrying sequence with untuned musical instruments, and develop musical composing, appraising and performance skills.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Waterproof that Roof!
Stop the raindrops from getting into the house! Eager engineers learn about roofing history and waterproofing by nanotechnology. They get into groups and work on designing a waterproof roof for a small model house. The accompanying handout provides space for planning and critical analysis questions for follow-up.
3rd - 12th Science 40 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The BEAM Project: Building Efficient Architectural Models
Technology or engineering teams are given a task to design, construct, and test the efficiency of a structure that will foster an even temperature throughout an entire day in the sunlight. This is intended as a long-term project. Pupils research, plan, bring materials in from home, build, evaluate, and write a report.
9th - 12th Science 21 Views 37 Downloads
MATERIALS, Using What’s Local: Native Materials, Local Sources
Young scholars consider the development of different societies. In this environmental building lesson, students consider local resources and how societies choose to use them. Young scholars use their findings to design a 'green' building for use in their local environment.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 15 Downloads
Students investigate environmental safety by examining green methods to build homes. In this green building lesson, students explore the Habitat for Humanity and read an interview they conducted about alternative building materials. Students create diagrams of homes that could be built using green methods and label specific features that will help the environment.
3rd - 5th 21st Century Skills 4 Views 34 Downloads
Gingerbread Architecture: An Exploration and Engineering
Eighth graders design and build a gingerbread house. In this technology lesson, 8th graders research the important components of a house. They evaluate the strength of their design and suggest modifications when necessary.
8th Technology & Engineering 5 Views 52 Downloads
Brick by Brick
Kindergarteners create an illustrated class book detailing their experiences creating adobe bricks and building a house that the Big Bad Wolf cannot blow down. Richly detailed, the lesson not only includes a recipe for Adobe bricks but also includes a discussion of man-made and natural materials, differentiated instruction support, extensions and connections.
K Language Arts 4 Views 77 Downloads
Students construct small cities made of sugar cubes, bullion cubes, and gelatin cubes. They experiment with the cubes in order to determine which materials hold up the best against a simulated earthquake. Students explain how earthquake magnitude is measured.
5th - 6th Science 9 Views 60 Downloads
Three Little Pigs and Heat Transfer
Students use the Internet to research the ancient practices of building structures and to help them recognize what building materials serve as good conductors and insulators of heat. They build a structure using straw bale walls.
4th - 6th Technology & Engineering 7 Views 49 Downloads
High schoolers are able to explain that energy cannot be created or destroyed but only changed from one form into another. They discuss the meaning of the term energy and students are asked to give examples of different forms of energy that exist.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 25 Downloads