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Project for my High School Environmental Science class (mixed level grades 9-12) to design their dream, Environmentally Friendly Home! This is a summative assessment that combines knowledge about resource use, waste management, and even some engineering design! Students really enjoyed designing their home, and were so excited to create their blueprints on the computer, which added such a professional touch!!
In addition to project assignment sheet, there are individual worksheets to guide students in completing this project including:
Home Location - Starter sheet to help them once they have chosen the location for their home to collect information about that location so they can show how their home will use local resources and how it will be different from the typical house in that local.
Environmental Choices - Worksheet for students to gather their ideas on how their home will use resources more sustainably.
Drawing Checklist - Worksheet to guide them in creating the blueprint for their home and drawing the external view of their property.
Paper and Presentation Checklist - To guide students in writing their final paper and putting together their presentation. Includes some suggestions for more creative ways to complete the presentation requirement.
Fully detailed rubric that I used to score the project. Gives great detail in why the grade was earned while significantly decreasing time spent grading.
Video review of the project: https://goo.gl/mx2Fdy