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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 49 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 27 Views 114 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
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 22 Views 38 Downloads
MATERIALS, Using What’s Local: Native Materials, Local Sources
Learners consider the development of different societies. In this environmental building lesson, students consider local resources and how societies choose to use them. Learners use their findings to design a 'green' building for use in their local environment.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 15 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 plan 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
Let's Move It!
Students create a simple machine that includes a cart and lever system that could have been used to build the ancient pyramids. In this simple machine lesson, students learn about the wheel and the axle as simple machines that help transport materials.
3rd - 5th Science 6 Views 48 Downloads
Fiji Thatched-Roof House
Students research information about Fiji Islands, including their location, size, climate, history, and people, recognize that housing is dependent upon weather and building materials found in area, and build authentic replica of Fiji-style thatched-roof house.
K - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 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
What Makes a Building Green?
Various websites are visited as a way of stimulating small-group discussions comparing traditional and green buildings. The groups brainstorm characteristics of a green building, interview a professional who is involved with the green building materials industry, research green construction companies, and finally work together to construct a model of a green building.
9th - 12th Science 10 Views 15 Downloads
Ag Mechanics: Concrete and Masonry
If you've never taught a course on pouring concrete for agricultural constructions, don't worry. Here is a totally-scripted lesson plan that introduces ag mechanics students to using concrete for masonry projects. Just read and go! A great plan to leave for substitutes.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 12 Downloads
Everyone Needs Shelter
Students research and design traditional and contemporary shelters from around the world. They build replicas of structures resembling the chosen cultures and time periods. They then connect with classmates to find similarities and differences in shelters and time periods by sharing their creations with each other.
1st - 6th Social Studies & History 8 Views 5 Downloads
Primary learners will listen to a story about leprechauns and discuss what they look like and how they act. Then they will construct leprechaun traps to try and catch one. They must explain how their trap works using complete sentences. Extensions and assessments are suggested for this activity.
K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads