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Wednesday, November 14 • 10:55am - 11:45am
Energy House Design Challenge

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Get comfortable with the engineering design process in your classroom while allowing students to take the rein with NEED’s “Energy House Challenge” activity. Come try your hand at building an energy house, from the purchasing aspect to installation and efficiency. You’ll be investigating the science behind keeping building occupants healthy and comfortable and our buildings energy efficient. Learn about efficiency, conservation and economic returns by using various materials to insulate a cardboard house and then test its efficiency. An excellent activity in applying engineering principals and problem-solving skills to energy efficiency, while incorporating math with a set budget and cost for materials. Students will be able to describe efficiency and conservation measures for the home and justify why these measures make sense economically. This challenge can be easily differentiated for grades 6-12.


Nancy Gifford

Science Educator/Science Education Consultant, Monomoy Middle School, WGBH/PBS Learning Media, WGBH Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms

Wednesday November 14, 2018 10:55am - 11:45am EST
Grand Ballroom Center

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