Web Resources

Supporting student learning through the construction process

Pre-school - Elementary

  1. http://www.constructioncenterofexcellence.com/educator/pre-school-to-elementary-age/ (additional websites in one location)
  2. http://tryengineering.org/ (lesson plans)
  3. http://houseplansandmore.com/beyond-blueprints-a-kids-education-center-for-careers-in-design-and-construction.html  (Beyond Blueprints:  A Kids Education Center for Careers in Design and Construction)
  4. http://www.learningconstruction.com/ (information on construction materials)
  5. http://www.howtolearn.com/2014/09/school-construction-site-is-a-real-life-math-lesson/ (4th & 5th-grade math project idea)
  6. http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/educators-guide-to-building-and-construction/#k4 (lesson plans)
  7. https://www.teachengineering.org/ (comprehensive with lesson plans)

Middle school
  1. http://www.constructioncenterofexcellence.com/educator/construction-math-toolbox/ (8th-12th-grade math ideas)
  2. http://tryengineering.org/  (lesson plans)
  3. http://houseplansandmore.com/beyond-blueprints-a-kids-education-center-for-careers-in-design-and-construction.html  (Beyond Blueprints:  A Kids Education Center for Careers in Design and Construction)
  4. http://www.learningconstruction.com/ (information on construction materials)
  5. http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/educators-guide-to-building-and-construction/#58 (lessons plans)
  6. https://www.teachengineering.org/ (comprehensive with lesson plans)

High School
  1. http://www.constructioncenterofexcellence.com/educator/construction-math-toolbox/ (8th-12th-grade math ideas)
  2. http://tryengineering.org/ (lesson plans)
  3. http://houseplansandmore.com/beyond-blueprints-a-kids-education-center-for-careers-in-design-and-construction.html  (Beyond Blueprints:  A Kids Education Center for Careers in Design and Construction)
  4. http://www.learningconstruction.com/ (information on construction materials)
  5. http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/educators-guide-to-building-and-construction/#58 (lesson plans)
  6. https://www.teachengineering.org/ (comprehensive with lesson plans)

By Topic


Green Building Design


  1. http://www.epa.gov/students  (environmental lesson plans)
  2. http://www.usgbc.org/  (LEED)
  3. www.bvsd.org/green (bvsd green website)
  4. http://bvsd.org/green/Pages/GreenResources.aspx (resource)
  5. BVSD resources - Ghita Carroll (ghita.carroll@bvsd.org)

School Construction

  1. http://www.schoolconstructionnews.com/ (information)
  2. http://www.understandconstruction.com/ (information)
  3. https://www.concrete.org/educatorsandresearchers/k12educators.aspx  (concrete)
  4. http://www.constructionknowledge.net/metal/metal_structural_steel.php  (construction steel)
  5. BVSD contact resources - Project Managers

Architecture, Engineering and Design

  1. http://schooldesigns.com/ (information)
  2. http://www.fieldingnair.com/  (architectural firm working with BVSD)
  3. BVSD contact resources - local school architect, general contractor

Bond Program

  1. bond.bvsd.org (BVSD website)
  2. http://web.grinnell.edu/courses/mitc/vandergr/201%20Web%20site/Schools%20Bonds.htm (information on school bonds)
  3. https://ballotpedia.org/Bond_issue#tab=Colorado (information on bonds)

Videos

  1. https://youtu.be/dMftjNETKEI  (energy efficiency in the Bond project) 8:26
  2. https://youtu.be/9l7JqonyoKA (STEEL - From start to finish) 6:44
  3. https://youtu.be/MQx5r1kJq5E (What is concrete) :52
  4. https://youtu.be/ue0v3Ypl-0c ( How It’s Made - Concrete) 11:15
  5. https://youtu.be/SbKvhHzn4hQ (How It’s Made - bricks) 4:45
  6. https://youtu.be/IjNusHQOhTM (How glass is made) 6:37
  7. https://youtu.be/LFytrJf2BCQ (Kids learn about constuction vehicles - preK-1st grade) 4:28

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