IES Umeå’s Year 7 Teknik students have been hard at work lately planning and building houses that can withstand different climates for a mini-project. Each group of students had to choose a climate type that they wanted to construct their home for, and ensure that it would be able to survive different tests relating to that climate zone.
Some students built a home in the desert, and it had to withstand the warm winds of the desert (and keep an ice cube frozen while we held a blowdryer to the home). Other students chose to build a home in a polar climate, where it had to withstand heavy snowfalls (surviving under the weight of a heavy dousing of flour!).The last groups of students chose to build a home in a tropical climate, where it had to withstand heavy rains and flooding (staying standing and dry under a downpour of water, and pooling water at the base).
The students used materials that we had in our TK room-mostly recyclable and reusable materials. The students had two lessons to build and plan their house, and we had a great time testing them out! Check out their great work below!