Human impact on the environment has prompted an architectural and social movement described as “living small.” Tiny homes have evolved from this progression and feature a living space hats about 2,000 square feet less than the average home. In this iBlock, students will start with researching homes discover inventive ways to save space and reduce energy consumption. Then, students will create a blueprint for their design, explore a means of living that reduces environmental impact, and then build a tiny home model.
Focus of the iBlock:
An iBlock provides a cross-curricular, holistic learning approach by structuring your learning content with a primary and secondary subject focus (see this in action below). But because iBlocks are also customizable and expandable, these foci can change to suit your school’s needs, should you choose to tailor your iBlock.
Grade Band: Elementary school, High school
An iBlock matches skills to standards (like Common Core or NGSS).
Here is a sample content standard for this iBlock:
Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motiondescribes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration. (HS-PS2-1)