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Organize your lesson planning with our one sheet guide for educators! Select key concepts, vocabulary, and learning outcomes to plan your instruction and use of The Skyscrapers app in your classroom!
Skyscrapers are super tall buildings. They are so tall—at least 500 feet or 150 meters tall—that they look like they could touch or scrape the sky. Skyscrapers tower around us in cities across the world, making space in crowded places for people to live and work.
Skyscrapers are created by architects and engineers. Architects design how the building looks inside and out. They have to think about how a skyscraper will fit in with the other buildings in a city and what the people using the building will want and need. Engineers decide how to construct the building an architect has designed. They must consider how the building will stand given the soil under it and how other forces, like wind and earthquakes, will act on it. They also have to figure out how people, water, and electricity will travel through it.
In the Skyscrapers app, students explore how skyscrapers look, how they are built, and how people, water, and electricity move in them. They'll investigate:
+ Structure: steel frames & foundations
+ Form: heights, floors, facade & top
+ Elevators & stairs
The Skyscrapers Handbook is available in the app’s dashboard and at tinybop.com in eight languages.
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