Tiny House Challenge with Cultural Connections


Understand how culture, geography and climate affect home designs.


Design a new home based on a community.of your choice.

dwell.com image of modern tiny home


Create a presentation to share your key design features of  home.

Presented by:

Marci Klein, MD

Dean, 3DuxUniversity

  • Grades 2-3
  • Grades 4-6
  • Slideshow
  • Materials
  • Printable sheets
  • How to Submit
  • Standards
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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.

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