Third Grade ◆ Lesson Seven
Form follows function is a design approach where the form of the building is determined by the function of its spaces and its parts.
Mass creates form, which occupies space and brings into being a spatial articulation.
Visual thinking is key to awareness of the built environment.
Design is experienced through human sensory perception.
Architecture satisfies emotional and spiritual needs in addition to physical needs.
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Pencils Pencils in various colors 18 x 24-inch grid paper (to help students draw straight lines) Ruler Sample drawing of floor plan diagram
VOCABuLARy (See glossary for definitions)
1. Floor plan
A. Tell the students they will draw a picture of their home, and to do so, need to spend a minute thinking about the rooms in their home. Ask them where their family spends the most time, and which room they consider to be the family favorite. Explain how this room is considered to be the “center” of the home. Ask them to talk to the class about the center of their home. Is it where people cook or eat? Is it where they watch TV? Do different family members have dif- ferent centers in the home?