ERIC Number: ED480784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Construct and Test Roofs for Different Climates. Grades 3-5.
Rushton, Erik; Ryan, Emily; Swift, Charles
Depending upon the climate, the features of a house will be different to satisfy particular needs: hot, cold, windy, and/or rainy weather. In this activity, students investigate different types of roofs found on various houses in different environments throughout the world. Books and photos are used to provide information. Models of the houses are constructed and tested against various climatic elements. This activity requires an 80-minute time period for completion. (Author/SOE)
Descriptors: Climate, Critical Thinking, Daily Living Skills, Elementary Education, Engineering, Environmental Influences, Experiential Learning, Hands on Science, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Science Process Skills
Web site: www.prek-12engineering.org/activities/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Tufts Univ., Medford, MA.
Note: Produced by the Office for Technology and Industry Collaboration. For other activities in series, see SE 068 011-041.