Shelter Project - 5th Graders Design Homes

Stop by the Blue Room to check out the 5th grader's Shelter Project. For this project, the 5th graders designed homes adapted to the Earth's various biomes. They found actual locations on Google Earth ranging from the tundra in Northern Canada to an oasis in Egypt. They learned about heating and cooling systems and building techniques that are adapted to a range of environments. After a visit from building specialist Justin Pincham of Halcyon Contracting, the students set about designing floor plans and elevation drawings for their shelters. The finished results are worth a look!