House Insulation

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Make sure your house is warm in the winter. Pupils analyze graphs of heating costs for two similar houses and make hypotheses for why the costs differ. They then build models of houses with appropriate insulation to reduce heating costs.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a general contractor to discuss issues with housing insulation
  • Create a cross-curricular project with the science, technology, and math departments
Classroom Considerations

  • Recommends having learners bring in their own materials; however, instructors may want to have building materials available
  • Note that the resource references Euros
Pros

  • Provides a pacing guide for the lesson, split into two days
  • Includes a student worksheet for the activity
Cons

  • Contains some minor spelling and grammatical issues