Educational Resources

Architectural Coloring Book

chewningrendering

Coloring pages made from architectural renderings.

Architectural Bingo

Portland Architectural Bingo

Build your students architectural vocabulary with these fun Bingo games.

Green Terms Defined

A long running series on http://www.harrisonburgarchitect.com giving green building terms and definitions.

Architectural Shapes

Use architecture to learn primary shapes.

Pittsburgh Architectural Academy Example

Every city has opportunities to study works of architecture. This tour was created for Pittsburgh for a high school exploratory session.

Architectural Academy (15 Week)

This 15 week course was created to expose high school students to all the opportunities that exist in the field of design and construction.

Sample Design Projects

Design projects are the key to teaching students how to think through the design process. These are examples that were used in a high school setting for the ACE Mentor Program.

5 Minute Origami House 

A simple gabled house can be a fun activity in a classroom, at a restaurant (use the paper placemats once you rip it into a square) or at home.

Barbie, You Can Be An Architect

Architect Barbie workshop developed by the AIA.

Architecture, It’s Elementary.

The Lessons combine individual and group activities. Within each lesson, Michigan core curriculum standards are noted, and a vocabulary and illustrations are provided.

Draw a FloorPlan

Gather supplies of a ruler (or any straight edge), graph paper (paper with squares on it) and a pencil, or a pen if you are desperate.

With the paper on the table, use your FEET and measure out the length and width of the room where you are located by walking from one wall across the room to the other side of the room.

Using the squares on the paper, where one square equals one footstep, mark the paper, and use the ruler to make straight lines. This is NOT easy for some people, so make sure that you are using the straight edge to make straight lines and ask for help if it keeps getting messed up.

Cool works of Architecture around the Globe

Map the locations of Architectural Inspirations around the Globe.

Green Your School Checklist

Schools can take many actions to reduce their environmental impact and create ongoing sustainability programs. Green School Initiative has compiled this checklist to help your school get started. Visit www.greenschool.net to get more details, examples, and resources.

Climate Change

Energy Infobooks are the resource for many NEED activities and include an introduction to energy, information on major sources of energy, new technologies, energy conservation, electricity, climate  change,  and  other  energy  information. They are available on four reading levels and are revised and updated annually.

Understanding Climate Change

A comprehensive guide for learning about climate change through hands-on, critical thinking activities.

Easy Engineering – Let’s build a Cardboard Bridge!

Ever thought about strength of materials. Here is an easy way to introduce the concept to kids.

Playhouse Design Competition

Playhouse Design Competition

Books about Architecture

Roberto the Insect Architect

Roberto, the insect architect

The Little House

The Little House

Rosie Revere Engineer

Rosie Revere Engineer

Iggy Peck, Architect

Iggy Peck, Architect

Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs, an Architectural Tale

Under Every Roof

Under Every Roof

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright Coloring Book

Architecture Shapes

Architecture Shapes

Form Space and Order

Architecture, Form, Space, Order

Architecture Colors

Architecture Colors

How it works in the home

How it Works in the Home

The Lorax

The Lorax

The Wump World

The Wump World

50 Simple Things Kids can do to Save the Earth

50 Simple Things Kids can do to Save the Earth

Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming

Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming