Did you know that architects can choose from over 20 different roof designs? Learn why the design of the roof is so important and take a walk in your neighborhood to find four of the most common types: Gable, Gambrel, Hip and Mansard roofs.
For young learners:
Conduct an experiment to learn about pitched roofs!
For grades 3 and 4:
Create model homes and test its roof structure. Use everyday home items like cardboard and poster board to create a variety of model homes and roofs. Visit www.teachengineering.org for details.
For grades 6 to 8:
Learn about green roofs and its benefits to the environment! Watch how landscape architects manage water or make your own mini green roof. Visit www.asla.org for a full list of activities.
Be an Archi-Tective Activity Sheet “From the Top: Roof Designs.” (PDF Document)
Topic: Celebrating Architecture
Age / Level: Elementary, Middle