Ideal for grades 5-8
Duration: thirty minutes
©1993 Children's Television Workshop
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How can a five-story building be portable? What keeps bridges from falling down? Can animals be architects?
Just what are the forces at work that make a building stand? 3-2-1 Contact: Architecture takes a unique look
at principles of physics by looking at something that’s all around you—architecture.
The series has five, thirty minute episodes that uses music videos, animation and mini-documentaries to
bring elementary and middle school students into the exciting world of architecture.
The episodes bring the world of design and construction into your classroom. Students will see
how many kinds of structures -- houses, skyscrapers, circus tents, sports arenas, and even bird nests -- are
built. Students will see how building relies on the principles of physics.
3-2-1 Contact: Architecture not only supplements your science curriculum, it can enrich your
study of social studies, geography and art. The episodes take students on a tour to see how cultures
around the world construct buildings and homes.
Use the episodes individually or as a mini-curriculum on architecture. Down load the teacher's guide
for discussion questions and hands-on activities for each episode.
here for Guide