# If These Walls Could Teach. Using your building to teach students and the community about sustainability

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## If These Walls Could Teach

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- USGBC

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### simulation.

Federation of American Scientists (2006):

“Harnessing the power of video games for learning”

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### MATH

K.G.2 Understand the interaction

between humans and the environment.

K.G.2.1 Explain how people adapt to weather conditions.

K.G.2.2 Explain ways people use

environmental resources to meet basic needs and wants (shelter, food, clothing, etc.)

K.P.2 Understand how objects are described based on their

physical properties and how they are used.

K.P.2.1 Classify objects by observable physical properties (including size, color, shape, texture, weight and flexibility). K.P.2.2 Compare the observable physical properties of different kinds of materials (clay, wood, cloth, paper, etc) from which objects are made and how they are used.

K.MD.3 Classify objects into given

categories; count the number of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.

K.CC .1-3 Know number names and the count sequence

K.CC.4-5 Count to tell the number of objects

K.CC. 6-7 Compare numbers K.OA.1-5 Understand addition as putting together and adding to; and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from.

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### SCIENCE

K.P.2 Understand how objects are described based on their

physical properties and how they are used.

K.P.2.1 Classify objects by observable physical properties (including size, color, shape, texture, weight and flexibility). K.P.2.2 Compare the observable physical properties of different kinds of materials (clay, wood, cloth, paper, etc) from which objects are made and how they are used.

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### SCIENCE

K.P.2 Understand how objects are described based on their

physical properties and how they are used.

K.P.2.1 Classify objects by observable physical properties (including size, color, shape, texture, weight and flexibility). K.P.2.2 Compare the observable physical properties of different kinds of materials (clay, wood, cloth, paper, etc) from which objects are made and how they are used.

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### SOCIAL STUDIES

K.G.2 Understand the interaction

between humans and the environment.

K.G.2.1 Explain how people adapt to weather conditions.

K.G.2.2 Explain ways people use environmental resources to meet basic needs and wants (shelter, food, clothing, etc.)

### SCIENCE

K.P.2 Understand how objects are described based on their

physical properties and how they are used.

K.P.2.1 Classify objects by observable physical properties (including size, color, shape, texture, weight and flexibility).

K.P.2.2 Compare the observable physical properties of different kinds of materials (clay, wood, cloth, paper, etc) from which objects are made and how they are used.

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### MATH

K.MD.3 Classify objects into given

categories; count the number of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.

K.CC .1-3 Know number names and the count sequence

K.CC.4-5 Count to tell the number of objects

K.CC. 6-7 Compare numbers K.OA.1-5 Understand addition as putting together and adding to; and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from.

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### MATH

5.G.1 Understand how human activity has and continues

to shape the United States.

5.G.1.2 Explain the positive and negative effects of human activity on the physical environment of the United States, past and present.

5.G.1.3 Exemplify how technological advances (communication, transportation and agriculture) have allowed people to overcome geographic limitations.

Plans and pictures showing how the school site was different before and after development. Discuss where we grow things in agriculture and school gardens. Discuss waste removal and landfills.

Incorporate information on landfill diversion and current composting program.

Discuss local material use as method of “overcoming” geographic limitation

5.P.3 Explain how the properties of some materials change as a result of heating and cooling.

5.P.3.1 Explain the effects of the transfer of heat (either by direct contact or at a distance) that occurs between objects at different temperatures.

5.P.3.2 Explain how heating and cooling affect some materials and how this relates to their purpose and practical applications.

Heat transfer: teach when, how, and why the mini blinds should be adjusted.

Investigate rooftop garden

Investigate heat transfer by creating experiments with different roof top types and colors – plants Examine solar hot water system and preheat tank. Explain how heat transfers from sun to glycol to water. Discuss and examine passive solar heating Examine common building materials and reactions to thermal expansion. Discuss mitigation.

5.MD.2 Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit. Use operations on fractions to solve problems involving this

information presented in line plot.

5.OA

Write and interpret numerical expressions. (5.OA.1-2); Analyze patterns and

relationships (5.OA.3)

5.NBT

Understand the place value system (5.NBT.1-4); Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths (5.NBT.5-7)

Depending on how data is displayed on the Dashboard - Convert like measurement units within a given

measurement system . Understand the place value system

Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions

Incorporate water meter locations into word problems covering all operations noted above

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### Social Studies

HS Civics and Economics:

CE.E.1 Understand economies, markets and the role economic factors play in making economic decisions

CE.E.1.1 Compare how individuals and Governments utilize scare resources

CE.E.1.4 Analyze the ways in which incentives and profits influence what is produced and distributed in a

market economy

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