Angie’s Big Idea: Angie’s students learned about sustainability by designing and building a model of a tiny house for a specific biome. Students learned the concepts of area, perimeter, and geometry; understood how building materials affect heating and cooling; and explored energy and water management. The students presented their tiny house model to a “shark tank” of experts in engineering, construction, HVAC, and meteorology that judged the sustainability of the design for the given biome.
Interesting Facts: Angie makes professional development a high priority. In 2017 alone, she participated in numerous advanced training courses through the Virginia Association of Science Teachers, Ron Clark Academy, and University of Virginia.