House Insulation
PoM-June-'15. How to isolate a house
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World of Work

Becoming a(n)...
Building engineer, architect
World of Work Dimensions

Context
House insulation

Role
architect

Activity
Students examine two different factors that might contribute to different energy consumption from house heating in two houses.

Product
A model of a good insulated house.
Abstract
House insulation and energy consumption from inadequate insulation are common issues in our societies. In this activity we ask students to examine two different factors that might contribute to different energy consumption from house heating in two houses that appear to be the same. Finally, based on the outcomes of the investigation we invite students to construct their own model of a house with good insulation and discuss practices that building engineers and architects use when they design houses: Using different materials to construct a house; Using different insulation techniques; Combination of the aforementioned.



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Inquiry Learning

teacher knows allInquiry Learning Dimensions

- Exploring situations
- Planning Investigations
- Experimenting systematically
- Interpreting and evaluating
- Communicating results

Discipline
- Mathematics
- Biology
- Physics
- Chemistry
- Engineering


Target group
- Primary Education
- Lower Secondary Education
- Upper Secondary Education

Age range
11-15

Duration
90 min.