Third Grade ◆ Lesson Two
Climate and the natural environment influence design decisions.
Past, current and future technologies influence design decisions.
Charts, building photos and house outline copied for each student
Clipboards for building walk-through
Crayons and markers
Pencils and erasers
Heating and Air conditioning
VOCABuLARy (See glossary for definitions)
The teacher explains that a building can be compared to a person’s body because they share many of the same characteristics.
Draw on the board and/or provide a handout to the students of “Comparison Chart #1” (included).
Explain the comparisons listed, pointing to actual areas of a student volun- teer’s body.
Provide a handout for the class of “Comparison Chart #2” (included), in order to further explain and illustrate the comparison by means of a “Photo Analogy.”