Make a Model of a Home Made From Shipping Containers

Build a scale model of a home built out of shipping containers. A hands-on activity has scholars watch a video about a home built from shipping containers and then design their own home. They build scale models of their designed homes from paper cutouts.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Team up with at math teacher for the project
Classroom Considerations
  • Activity requires tape and/or glue in addition to copies of the shipping container cutouts
  • Learners must have basic knowledge of scale models, ratios, volume, area, and surface area
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