Sustainable Design Teacher Resources

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Sustainable Design and Biomimicry in a Desert Ecosystem

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Challenge young engineers to design a sustainable guest village in Arizona’s Saguaro National Park. A collection of four lessons and five activities provide designers with all the information they need to complete the challenge of living...
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What Can Nature Teach Us about Sustainable Design?

For Students 6th - 8th
Talk about Velcro®, Gecko Tape, WhalePower turbine blades, and other innovations that mimic nature to inspire your STEM or engineering class. This set of worksheets gets them thinking about imitating nature in terms of sustainable...
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Biomimicry and Sustainable Design - Nature is an Engineering Marvel

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Discover how copying nature can be beneficial to humans. Scholars read articles about examples of biomimicry and its potential applications. Along the way, they learn about Nature's Nine Laws and how they relate to biomimicry. This is...
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Designing a Sustainable Guest Village in the Saguaro National Park

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Brainstorm ideas to design a sustainable guest village in the Sonoran Desert. The first installment of a nine-part unit teaches young environmental scientists about the basics of the Saguaro National Park and about sustainable design....
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Sustainable Design

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students are introduced to the concepts of sustainability and green design when discussing architecture. Individually or in groups, they are to design a structure in which incorporates the these concepts. They are also graded on the...
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Retrofitting Suburbia

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
An award-winning architect speaks about the need to rehabilitate underused parking lots, past-their-prime shopping malls, and other structures. She gets us to take a look at successful retrofits and proposes plans to give others a...
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Architecture: It's Elementary!—Fifth Grade

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Young citizens construct an understanding of urban planning in this cross-curricular unit. Covering every aspect of city development from the political, economic, and social influences to sustainable building practices, this 10-lesson...
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Bees: The Invaluable Master Pollinators

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
There is nothing in the world quite like a bee. Here is a video that explains the importance of bees to pollination. Scholars consider possible solutions to the declining population of bees in the ninth and final installment in the series.
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Workshop: Health Challenge

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conduct Internet research in order to better understand the concepts of sustainable health design. In this design and architecture lesson, students gather data and creat a materials kit that responds to the challenges of health...
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Renewable Energy Sources

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars examine how communities can create sustainable environments using energy sources that are renewable.  In this energy lesson students define methods of alternative energy sources. 

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