Passive Energy Houses

Today concluded the building phase of our Passive Energy House project. We have spent an hour and a half every day this week on constructing our homes. There has been plenty of cardboard, polystyrene and masking tape used. Most groups seem to have some sort of home finished in readiness for the testing phase to begin on Monday.

I’m interested to read about your thought on the Passive Energy House project. So Grade 5B, when you are writing your post, I’d like you to think about the following:

– Explaining the task with a focus on what each of the stages has involved, Research, Designing, Planning, Building

– Your own performance, what did you like/not like? What were you good at/ not so good at?

– The skills needed to be an effective team

– How your group has performed, did all members participate equally? Were you able to work together?

– The Habits of the Mind that you needed

– Add any other information that you think might need.

 

2 thoughts on “Passive Energy Houses

  1. Hi Miss Hunichen.

    The last session of the passive energy houses was the most insane. There was water every where, running back and forth from the room to outside and sticky taping everything!
    All the stages of this project took time and patience and it wasn’t easy. I think the hardest stage was the building stage and everybody thought it would be really fun and easy but, it was harder than it looked.
    The first stage was researching for passive energy houses, what passive energy meant and asking questions to gather out research.
    On the second stage we had to design our houses and what they looked like, we were given the criteria that we needed to build the houses and plan what we were going to make the house out of.
    On the final stage we had to build the house. It took a lot of time and lots of materials and patience to make it. We made lots of mistakes but, by trial and error we fixed our mistakes and we got there in the end.

    To be continued…………

    Ashton 🙂

    – Your own performance, what did you like/not like? What were you good at/ not so good at?

    – The skills needed to be an effective team

    – How your group has performed, did all members participate equally? Were you able to work together?

    – The Habits of the Mind that you needed

    – Add any other information that you think might need.

    • Great Effort with this comment Ashton. It’s fabulous to see you working so hard at home. Don’t forget that this comment about passive energy also needs to appear as a post on your own blog. Keep up the great work.
      Miss Hunichen

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