Big Idea:Why is eco-friendly important to architects? Looking for an authentic way to teach energy conservation and integrate engineering? This lesson helps students understand why eco-friendly architecture is an important design problem.
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.
Big Idea:How do the designers of geo thermal heating use the science concept of heat transfer to design eco-friendly building systems? Students complete an investigation as they explore geo thermal convection systems.
Big Idea:How can conduction help designers and engineers build eco-friendly homes? Tire of the same old Heat Transfer Lessons? Use this lesson for a real life case of how an architect uses conduction to determine eco-friendly materials.
Big Idea:How do architects design eco-friendly buildings that take advantage of the heat transfer from the sun's radiation? Students create an investigation as they explore radiation and its heat transferring potential.