Design a Landscape

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A tree shading an air conditioner can improve its efficiency up to 15 percent. In the activity, pupils work in groups to design a landscape after listening to a gardener speak to the class. Scale drawings and pictures of selected plants are part of their final project.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Give each team the same criteria and then compare different designs at the end
Classroom Considerations
  • Activity 10 in a series of 13
  • Teacher may want to change the challenge to include their state
  • Learners need access to computers and the Internet
  • Depending upon research and speed of each team's work, activity may take two to four class periods
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Pros
  • Includes handouts, readings, plant lists, examples of designs, and a rubric for the final designs
  • Contains follow-through activity to design gardens for their homes
Cons
  • None
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