High School 1: What is a Benchmark?

70 minutes
Can be shortened to 60 minutes or split up into two 35-minute sessions.
Primary subjects: 
Engineering, English, Reading or Language Arts, Science
Grade: 
9, 10, 11, 12
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This lesson is a literacy-based lesson that allows students to develop conceptual understanding and the vocabulary needed to discuss how scientists, engineers, and facility managers use data to improve the efficiency of a building.

Key objectives for students
Work cooperatively to apply new vocabulary to create a concept map.
Use scientific language to discuss the impact that behaviors have on the efficiency of a building.
Use scientific language to describe how scientists, engineers, and building managers use data to understand the efficiency of a building.
Secondary subjects
Environmental Education
Topics
Benchmarks, green buildings, and models
Skills
Collaboration, Communication skills
Values
Curiosity, Global Leadership, Optimism, Resilience
Methods
Design Thinking, Multi-Disciplinary, Real-World Application, Technology Integration
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