Reflection: Staircase of Complexity Designing an Eco-friendly Building Part 3 - Section 1: Design Ideas


It has taken me some time to learn to use the word sketch instead of draw for my students. Although this seems self-evident, it is important to use the word sketch more often than draw because it takes some of the pressure off.

My students will say, "But I can't draw." I feel that I've lost them by asking them to do something they can't do. When I started to use the word sketch, the students were more willing to try. I only use the word draw when I begin to speak of the final drawing. 

  Drawing vs. Sketching
  Staircase of Complexity: Drawing vs. Sketching
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Designing an Eco-friendly Building Part 3

Unit 6: Designing for the Future: Eco Friendly Building
Lesson 3 of 10

Objective: SWBAT use scientific knowledge to explain how their design is eco-friendly.

Big Idea: The fun starts here. Students have lots of cool information about eco-friendly building systems and products. In this lesson, students begin to design a floor plan, thinking about the best way to solve the design problem.

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