Tiny House Challenge

Your Mission

Design the perfect dream home for a  family with a baby and a dog.

The Details

It's a tiny home (and a big dog), so you have to be creative with space.

dwell.com image of modern tiny home

The Inspiration

Tiny homes save space, are 

sustainable, and are fun to design!

Presented by:

Marci Klein, MD

Dean, 3DuxUniversity

  • Lesson Plan K-2
  • Lesson Plan 3-5
  • educator tutorial
  • Slideshow
  • Materials
  • Printable sheets
  • How to Submit
  • Standards
architecture and art challenge file
architecture and art challenge file

•  assorted 3DuxDesign connectors and cardboard

•  16 x 16 inch board or taped paper for "land plot" 

•  ruler 

•  pencils/crayons

•  scissors 

•  old home/garden magazines or computer and printer

•  optional scrap cardboard pieces for interior components 

•  optional crafts like pipe cleaners, straws, craft paper, stickers, glue, markers, paint etc

*** print 3DuxDesign ruler, graph and draft paper in adjacent tab 

gobox - classroom kit

GO-Pack Maker Kit

geometric cardboard pieces for model making, maker space materials and STEAM education
Connectors Set.Jumbo

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K-ESS3-3-Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on .the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment. 

K-ESS2-2 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs.

K-2-ETS1-1 Engineering DesignAsk questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.

K-2-ETS1-2 Engineering DesignDevelop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.

K-2-ETS1-3 Engineering DesignAnalyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.Performance ExpectationGrade: K-2 K 1 2

3-5-ETS1-1. Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost. 

3-5-ETS1-2. Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem. 

3-5-ETS1-3 Engineering DesignPlan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.Performance ExpectationGrade: 3-5 3 4 5

5.MD.A.1. Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions in solving multi-step, real world problems.

5.MD.C.3. Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement.

5.MD.C.4. Measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units.

5.MD.C.5. Relate volume to the operations of multiplication and addition and solve real world and mathematical problems involving volume.

5.G.A.1. Use a pair of perpendicular number lines, called axes, to define a coordinate system, with the intersection of the lines (the origin) arranged to coincide with the 0 on each line and a given point in the plane located by using an ordered pair of numbers, called its coordinates.

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3DuxDesign wants to help keep kids connected. let us host a STEM With Friends Remote Playdate. Send each friend a kit and we will schedule a free design/build activity for you  and 5-10 of your besties  

Contact marci@3duxdesign.com for details

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