STEM Road Map for High School
What if you could challenge your high school students to gain an understanding of the feats of engineering required to build high-rise buildings – and maybe even improve them? With this volume in the STEM Road Map Curriculum Series, you can!
Construction Materials outlines a journey that will steer your students toward authentic problem-solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines. The series is designed to meet the growing need to infuse real-world learning into F–12 classrooms.
This book is an interdisciplinary module that uses project-and problem-based learning. It gives students an inside look at the complex technologies and science behind the buildings they may take for granted. They’ll examine micro- and macro-properties of construction materials, particularly those of high-rise buildings, through a unit divided into three sections that explore the following:
- How high-rises are constructed, their influence on society and how to communicate complex ideas clearly
- The factors involved in the collapse of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in New York, with a focus on how engineers use structural failures to learn more about the designed world
- Construction innovations that will prompt your students to propose new ways to construct high-rises
The STEM Road Map Curriculum Series is anchored in the Next Generation Science Standards, the Common Core State Standards and the Framework for 21st Century Learning. In-depth and flexible, Construction Materials can be used as a whole unit of in part to meet the needs of districts, schools and teachers who are charting a course toward an integrated STEM approach.
|Publish date||2018-01-22 00:00:00|
|Partner Name||National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)|
|Key Learning Area||Cross-Curricular, Mathematics, Science, Technologies|