Making Space for Change

Making Space for Change

How can we redesign a public space to make it more environmentally sustainable?
Subjects: Science
Grade Level: High School
Timeframe: 15-20 hours

Project Description

The city council is concerned with the lack of eco-friendly public spaces in the community. They have put forth a call to action to design/redesign community spaces for environmental sustainability. Students are charged with the task of creating an environmentally sustainable design of a community space. The design can be built, drawn, or digitized.

Final Product

Plan for public space design, a model of the design, and a presentation.

Key Standards


  • HS-ESS3-4 Design a solution to reduce human impact on nature


  • ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.7 Evaluate multiple sources
  • ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.9 Synthesize information

(Many others could be integrated)

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