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Google Earth Voyager Story: The Geometry of Sustainable Architecture, I

In this Google Earth Voyager Story learn about the geometric concepts that underly sustainable architecture. How do architects build tall skyscraper that can retain heat when its cold? In this exploration see how the ratio of the surface area of the building to its volume plays a key role in how architects design building. To see the Google Earth version of this lesson go to this link (best viewed in Chrome).

Note: The download is the teacher's guide.

Grade Range 9 - 12
Curriculum Nodes Geometry
    • Surface Area and Volume
        • Applications of Surface Area and Volume
Copyright Year 2019
Keywords ratio of surface area to volume, volume