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Learners explore engineering by creating plans to build a playground. In this renewable resource lesson, students discuss materials and devices that can be used to create something beneficial for children such as a playground. Learners collaborate in groups to design a suitable construction for their project.
Fifth graders, after brainstorming why conservation of resources is important, distinguish between renewable and non-renewable resources. They make a list of different types of natural resources on the board and then sort them into two categories. In addition, they reflect their findings in their science journals.
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. Secondary learners explore careers involved in creating the structures that house us. Copious supporting information is included, along with a reproducible Building Materials Data Sheet.