Third Grade ◆ Lesson Five
Discuss how public utilities join homes together: homes are connected to central lines that service many homes. List the types of areas that do not have every type of public utility – farms, remote residences, etc.
Two Activity Options: Activity #1 - Inside/outside: Create two drawings. On one sheet, have the students draw a picture of the view looking through a window from the house exterior to the inside, On another sheet, draw a picture looking through the window from the inside to the outside.
Activity #2 - Public utilities: Draw a picture of a house showing where utility lines/pipes come in and out of the house – either above or below ground. Add light switches, electrical outlets, faucets and heating registers to the picture. Draw the same house showing the alternatives to the utilities discussed in Activity F.
A. Evaluate each student’s drawings to verify visual linkages through windows as well as an understanding of various utility linkages.