Academics & Programs

4th Grade Model Home Project

Model_HomesThe fourth grade model home project incorporates math, science, writing, and technology as students work in small groups to design and build models houses with working light fixtures and switches.

Multiple meetings with a local architect inform and inspire the students. Through trial, error and experimentation, students become experts on electrical circuits and build and create light fixtures from a variety of materials (including various conductors and insulators).

The houses are built according to code and student-architects aim to make as much profit as possible after given a budget of $100,000. Upon completion, students write real estate ads to advertise their new homes.