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Green Homes

Lesson Description:
In this lesson, students will learn about sustainable building practices Habitat for Humanity supports. Students will generate a diagram to explain an aspect of green building and then create a proposal for a green initiative.

Students will:
• Read about green building practices Habitat for Humanity considers when planning and constructing homes.
• Create a diagram to explain one sustainable practice.
• Work together to draft a proposal for a green initiative.

Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
  • Green Building
  • Water

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Building Program
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
  • Green Energy Challenge

Time Needed:
2-3 classes
Standards Addressed:
• Students should develop understandings about science and technology.
• Students should develop understanding of natural resources.
• Students should develop understanding of environmental quality.
• Students should develop understanding of science and technology in local, national, and global challenges.

School or Group:
GEF
Contact Email:
service@greeneducationfoundation.org
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf Green Homes.pdf
Located in: Science

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