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Making Bricks

Lesson Description:
In this lesson, students are introduced to the concept of green building. They make their own hybrid adobe bricks to understand how today’s green builders are blending traditional materials with new ideas.

Lesson Type:
  • Experiment
  • Group Work

Sustainability Topic:
  • Green Building

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Building Program

Time Needed:
1 hour
Standards Addressed:
Nse (science)
1. abilities and understandings necessary to conduct scientific inquiry
4. principles and theories of earth and space science: properties of earth materials, objects in the sky, changes in earth and sky
ncss (social studies)
3. people, places, and environments: study of people, places, and environments
ncte (english)
4. students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes
School or Group:
Green Education Foundation
Contact Email:
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf Making Bricks.pdf
Tags for searching:
green building
Located in: Social Studies

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