Coloring pages made from architectural renderings.
Build your students architectural vocabulary with these fun Bingo games.
A long running series on www.harrisonburgarchitect.com giving green building terms and definitions.
Use architecture to learn primary shapes.
Every city has opportunities to study works of architecture. This tour was created for Pittsburgh for a high school exploratory session.
This 15 week course was created to expose high school students to all the opportunities that exist in the field of design and construction.
Design projects are the key to teaching students how to think through the design process. These are examples that were used in a high school setting for the ACE Mentor Program.
A simple gabled house can be a fun activity in a classroom, at a restaurant (use the paper placemats once you rip it into a square) or at home.
Architect Barbie workshop developed by the AIA.
The Lessons combine individual and group activities. Within each lesson, Michigan core curriculum standards are noted, and a vocabulary and illustrations are provided.
Draw a FloorPlan
Gather supplies of a ruler (or any straight edge), graph paper (paper with squares on it) and a pencil, or a pen if you are desperate.
With the paper on the table, use your FEET and measure out the length and width of the room where you are located by walking from one wall across the room to the other side of the room.
Using the squares on the paper, where one square equals one footstep, mark the paper, and use the ruler to make straight lines. This is NOT easy for some people, so make sure that you are using the straight edge to make straight lines and ask for help if it keeps getting messed up.
Map the locations of Architectural Inspirations around the Globe.
Schools can take many actions to reduce their environmental impact and create ongoing sustainability programs. Green School Initiative has compiled this checklist to help your school get started. Visit www.greenschool.net to get more details, examples, and resources.
Energy Infobooks are the resource for many NEED activities and include an introduction to energy, information on major sources of energy, new technologies, energy conservation, electricity, climate change, and other energy information. They are available on four reading levels and are revised and updated annually.
A comprehensive guide for learning about climate change through hands-on, critical thinking activities.
Ever thought about strength of materials. Here is an easy way to introduce the concept to kids.
Books about Architecture
The Little House
Iggy Peck, Architect
The Three Little Pigs, an Architectural Tale
Under Every Roof
Frank Lloyd Wright Coloring Book
Architecture, Form, Space, Order
How it Works in the Home
The Wump World
50 Simple Things Kids can do to Save the Earth
Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming