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To the grade 5 energy efficient home builders!

Now that we have reached the end of our conservation of energy unit, you
have become experts on renewable energy sources and what makes an energy
efficient home. Keeping in mind our big idea for the unit, that conservation
(reducing our use of energy and resources) is one way of reducing the impacts of
using energy and resources. In groups of two, you will use this knowledge to design
and engineer your own energy efficient home using recycled materials.

You will draw your design on paper and then transfer those ideas to create a
3-D model using the laser cutter. Your model will be a series of two dimensional
pieces cut and attached together to make your 3D house design. You will then add
energy efficient and renewable resources which you have learned over the course
of the unit to your 3D model. Lastly, you will create a news report or article about
the many things that are great about your groups house design. You can include
energy efficient concepts inside of your house model as well as, on the outside and
surrounding area.

Overall Curriculum Expectations:


By the end of grade 5, students will:
1. Analyse the immediate and long-term effects of energy and resource use on society and
the environment, and evaluate options for conserving energy and resources;
2. Investigate energy transformation and conservation;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the various forms and sources of energy and the ways
in which energy can be transformed and conserved.

Specific Curriculum Expectations:


By the end of grade 5, students will:
1.1 analyse the long-term impacts on society and the environment of human uses of
energy and natural resources, and suggest ways to reduce these impacts
1.2 evaluate the effects of various technologies on energy consumption
2.1 follow established safety procedures for using tools and materials
2.4 use appropriate science and technology vocabulary, including energy, heat, light,
sound, electrical, mechanical, and chemical, in oral and written communication
2.5 use a variety of forms (e.g., oral, written, graphic, multimedia) to communicate with
different audiences and for a variety of purposes
3.3 describe how energy is stored and transformed in a given device or system
Rubric for Energy Efficient Home Model and News Article:

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4


Knowledge and Demonstrates Demonstrates Demonstrates Demonstrates

Understanding limited some considerable thorough

understanding of understanding of understanding of understanding of

ways to conserve ways to conserve ways to conserve ways to conserve

energy in your energy in your energy in your energy in your

home home home home


Thinking and Gathers and Gathers and Gathers and Gathers and

Investigation records ideas and records ideas and records ideas and records ideas and

evidence for evidence for evidence for evidence for

design with design with some design with design with high

limited effectiveness considerable degree of

effectiveness effectiveness effectiveness


Application Applies Applies Applies Applies

knowledge and knowledge and knowledge and knowledge and

skills to skills to skills to skills to

pictorially pictorially pictorially pictorially

display an energy display an energy display an energy display an energy

efficient home efficient home efficient home efficient home

with limited with some with with high degree

effectiveness effectiveness considerable of effectiveness

effectiveness
Communication With assistance, Sometimes Usually Almost always

(News Article) communicates communicates communicates communicates


some clearly and clearly and clearly and

technological accurately accurately accurately

innovations that technological technological technological

increase innovations that innovations that innovations that

conservation of increase increase increase

home energy conservation of conservation of conservation of

with some clarity home energy. home energy home energy

and accuracy.
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(Rubric derived from: https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/12/Energy-


Home-Rubric.pdf)

Self and Peer Evaluation Checklist

Name: _________________
Name of partner: _____________________

On a scale from 1-5 rate your performance and your partners performance based on the
statements provided. Explain your reasoning for each one.
Self-Evaluation Peer Evaluation
I/ my partner actively

contributed ideas and

information.
I/ my partner stayed on task

throughout the project.

I/ my partner respected each

other and took into account

opinions and perspectives.

I/ my partner completed

tasks in a timely manner.

I/ my partner did my/their

best.

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