Middle School 2: Using Models to Make Sense of Green Building Science

65 minutes
Can be shortened to 55 minutes or two 30-minute sessions.
Primary subjects: 
Engineering, English, Reading or Language Arts, Science
Grade: 
6, 7, 8
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This lesson allows students to discuss how scientists, engineers, and facility managers use models to understand green building science.

Key objectives for students
Use scientific language to discuss the impact that their behavior has on the efficiency of their building.
Describe how models are used to understand something that is not immediately visible.
Collect data to measure some aspect of how their school operates.
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, Mindfulness, Resilience
Methods
Design Thinking, Multi-Disciplinary, Real-World Application, Technology Integration
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