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Lower Elementary 1: What is a Green Building?

55 minutes
Suggest splitting between two class periods
Primary subjects: 
Environmental Education, Reading or Language Arts, Science
Kindergarten, 1, 2
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In this lesson, students develop conceptual understanding of sustainability and the various components of a green building. Students make connections to features of a green building during a gallery walk and discuss their similarities. Afterwards, students watch a video about sustainability and complete a worksheet to strengthen understanding.

Key objectives for students
Define 'green'
Define a green building
Identify building features as either sustainable or not sustainable
Secondary subjects
Environmental Education
Green buildings and models
Collaboration, Communication skills
Curiosity, Global Leadership, Optimism, Resilience
Design Thinking, Multi-Disciplinary, Real-World Application, Technology Integration
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