As you begin to work on your project, keep in mind the rubric and project guidelines given to you at the beginning of this learning experience. Use the checklist below to help guide you through your independent work time. As you complete each task, check the line.
_____ 1. Decide on a design for your house: how many bedrooms, bathrooms, living room, etc. Where will each room be located?
_____ 2. What energy efficiency strategies will you be using in your home?______________________________________________________________________
_____ 3. What materials will you use to build your house? Examples: cardboard, construction paper, popsicle sticks, etc. What materials do these represent? Examples: cotton balls inside walls represents insulation, cardboard represents interior wall, plastic wrap represents double-paned window. Remember to label your materials as what they represent.
_____ 4. Gather materials to build with
_____ 5. Build house, include a portion where insulation can be seen (cut-away wall or removable roof), include heating system
_____ 6. Paint house, if desired
_____ 7. Add exterior landscape, if desired
_____ 8. Label all parts of the house
After you finish building your house, write your paper. Use the checklist below to ensure you have included all the necessary information in your paper.
_____ 9. Explain conduction, convection, and radiation
_____ 10. Describe how heat transfer occurs in your house
_____ 11. Describe how your design reduces heat transfer in your house
_____ 12. Explain how heat transfer occurs naturally in your house (ex. in the summer evening, open windows allow the heat to escape the house, thereby naturally cooling the interior).
_____ 13. Explain what the term "energy efficiency" means
_____ 14. Explain how your house is eco-friendly (example: house uses recycled concrete in the driveway)
_____ 15. Explain how your house is energy efficient. You should have at least 4 methods of energy efficiency. Example: solar panels to produce electricity
_____ 16. Explain why you chose the methods you chose