Architect: Rules for Building a Building

In this adventure, explorers will think like an architect and follow a set of rules to build a building.

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Certificates are awards that students can receive after they complete a lesson. There are 3 certificates for each lesson. Each certificate focuses on a skill (like problem solving or leadership). You can choose 3 students to receive a certificate. Or, the entire class can receive certificates. Parents love seeing these certificates, too!


  1. Kathryn Jefferson on September 24, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    My 2-5th graders loved this lesson. It was one of the first lessons as a STEAM instructor, so I wasn’t sure about the timing. It took us two class periods to complete this lesson. If you are doing a lot of classes at once, you will need a lot of boxes, and a lot of space to store them. Everyone enjoyed the lessons. It was a hit with the parents for Open House.

  2. Kathryn Jefferson on September 24, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    All students enjoyed each step of this lesson. I chose to print out the building permits and occupancy permits, and used them for several classes. We used notebook paper for designing the drafts to save paper.

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