In this student-centered learning model, students work collaboratively in small teams to design a heat- and water-conserving “green roof” of plant material for an urban apartment building. This is a multimedia project involving Web and library research, hand drawings, creation of exhibit boards with text, photos and data graphics, and a final presentation of findings. It is based on authentic processes that professional engineers perform to win green roof clients. As the teacher, you will require students to submit a response to the green roof “Request for Proposal” (RFP) described below, in the Development section.
Launch the Green Roof Design activity