The world of building and construction, from its tools to its materials to its constantly developing innovations, can serve as a rich learning area for classrooms and home school environments. And with studies showing that the U.S. lags at all grade levels behind some less developed nations in STEM education, incorporating lessons in building and construction into science, math, engineering, and other curricula exposes students to design and STEM, fostering natural interest.
Whether you’re teaching elementary school children about shapes and counting or teens about chemical properties, there is a hands-on, building-related lesson that can help you keep your students engaged and excited about learning. And here’s another great bonus: These types of projects are also deeply satisfying to young people because they get to produce something of their own, on their own.
A collection of lessons, activities, projects, videos, and more, broken down by grade level, are presented here to assist educators in teaching young people core areas of study by introducing them to the world of building and construction.