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Students Design Heat Efficient Structures

Environmental Science Students

Students in Environmental Science enjoy designing and building well-insulated model homes that can maintain temperature as an exhibition of learning.  

  • Students are given specific criteria and constraints to their building that make them realistic models of homes.  
  • Once complete the models are brought outside and tested to see if the interior is able to stay warm.  
  • We also hold on to the models until spring and again test to see if they maintain temperature in the sun.  
  • Students are asked to be aware of the cost of materials and must consider sustainability of materials used in construction.
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