Green Building Teacher Resources

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Green Buildings Virtual Tour

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students fill out a worksheet after researching green buildings by taking a virtual tour. In this green buildings lesson plan, students use Google Earth to research green buildings.
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What Makes a Building Green?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Various websites are visited as a way of stimulating small-group discussions comparing traditional and green buildings. The groups brainstorm characteristics of a green building, interview a professional who is involved with the green...
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"Going Green": How We're Building a Better World

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students can learn about "green" building with these lessons and activities.
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What Makes a Building Green?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the concepts of green building used in constructing or renovating a building. They conduct an interview with someone who sells green materials, or designs or implements green building plans. They work in teams to...
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MATERIALS, Using What’s Local: Native Materials, Local Sources

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students consider the development of different societies. For this environmental building lesson, students consider local resources and how societies choose to use them. Students use their findings to design a 'green' building for use in...
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Design a Green Rooftop Garden

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Design and construct buildings with rooftop gardens. Junior engineers work in groups to build two buildings and then perform experiments to determine whether or not a garden affects the building temperatures. They graph and interpret...
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Green Building and Development

For Students 9th - 12th
In this environment activity, students find the solutions to building an environmentally friendly home and they examine the long-terms costs associated with ownership.
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Building Green

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners investigate environmental safety by examining green methods to build homes.  In this green building lesson, students explore the Habitat for Humanity and read an interview they conducted about alternative building materials....
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A Tour in Sustainability

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore two LEED certified green buildings. They examine what is the LEED certification process and what constitutes a green building. They tour via the internet two LEED certified green buildings, while comparing and...
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What Makes a Home "Energy Efficient"?

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students research and report the costs and benefits of making their own homes more energy efficient. In this energy conservation lesson, students explore energy efficient technologies and design over several days. They complete a home...
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Greening Your Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Middle schoolers redesign their school to make it more energy efficient, and create a model of their design. Learners get together in groups of 5, and they take on the task of making their school more energy efficient. To do this, they...
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Energy Audit

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners collect data about energy usage and use mathematical calculations to analyze their data. In this energy conservation and statistics math lesson, students survey their homes to complete an energy usage worksheet. Learners...
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Human Impact on Ecosystems

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
An environmenta science unit includes three lessons plus a cumulative project covering the ecosystem. Scholars follow the history of the Ford Rouge Factory from its construction on wetlands and how it destroyed the environment to its...
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Renewable Energy Guide for Buildings

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Examine how people can create better efficiency in their homes by reducing their use of nonrenewable energy. They complete a lab activity on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.
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Sustainability: Environmental Management and Responsible Manufacturing

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When you think about environmental sustainability, the Ford Motor Company probably isn't the first company to come to mind. A four-lesson unit introduces learners to the idea of sustainability and environmental stewardship. It describes...
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Draft-O-Meter

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore where there are drafts in their homes.  In this waste reduction lesson, students experiment with a students made draft-o-meter and record drafts on a worksheet.
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Water Meter Reader

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Junior high schoolers learn how to read a water meter, track their family water usage, and discuss the amount in class with other pupils. They will interpret real-world data and graph it. It is ideal for increasing awareness and...
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Extractive Industries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is a chance for environmental studies classes to take a critical look at crises occurring around the globe by reading articles and viewing video clips. The human activities under scrutiny are the extraction of oil, logging, and...
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Scale the Wall

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
How can you fit an entire school on one sheet of paper? You use scale! Scholars measure rooms in the school and, using the correct scale, design a floor plan that includes area calculations with their data.
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Architectural Rendering

For Students 9th - 12th
Explore different methods of architectural rendering and technical drawing. Pupils learn about cross hatching, parallel line rendering, random line rendering, rubbing, shading, and stippling in the second instructional activity of the...
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How green is your school?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners read about Sidwell Friends School and the Green School concept and develop coverage for their student media. They employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to...
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How green is your school?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read about Sidwell Friends School and the Green School concept. They develop coverage for their student media. Students interview administrators, janitors, teachers and students. They present findings to the class.
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Decision Making a Mock Town Meeting on a Proposed Tank Farm

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify the potential hazards to the water supply. In this ecology lesson, students role play a town hall meeting to discuss the proposal of a storage tank construction in their place. They present their arguments and vote on a...
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Green School Project

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders conduct an investigation of school buildings in order to find out if they comply with environmental standard guidelines. If buildings do not comply they suggest design alternatives that could be used to modify the structures.

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