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Middle School 1: What is a Benchmark?

65 minutes
Can be shortened to 55 minutes or two 30-minute sessions
Primary subjects: 
Engineering, English, Reading or Language Arts, Science
6, 7, 8
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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
Describe what the 4th second represents and explain how measuring building efficiency can help us get there.
Use scientific language to discuss the impact that their behavior has on the efficiency of their building.
Use scientific language to describe how students from Boston Latin School used data to understand the efficiency of their school building.
Secondary subjects
Environmental Education, Mathematics
Benchmarks, green buildings, models
Collaboration, Communication skills
Curiosity, Mindfulness, Resilience
Design Thinking, Multi-Disciplinary, Real-World Application, Technology Integration
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