PLTW - Insulated Building Construction Project Kit


In this Gateway To Technology (GTT) - Green Architecture curriculum, a team of 10 students uses 
building plans for a single-story shed with insulated walls, one window, and one door. The team of 
students is divided into smaller teams of two, each constructing a different part of the shed. Learning as they build, students follow the process of constructing a scale model of a storage shed, which includes framing the side walls, building a back wall and covering it with sheathing, framing and sheathing window walls, and completing the door wall. The students then put all of the walls together, set the roof trusses, soffits, fascias, and sheathe the roof. Students will also insulate the walls of the shed. 

During the constuction portion of the project, students will find plenty of highly useful construction information—such as the kinds, sizes, and grades of lumber available—as well as fascinating histories and facts about significant building structures. As students insulate the shed, they will learn about heat loss for the winter and summer seasons in their area as well as the concepts of thermal conduction and convection.







Problem Solving

English Language Arts/Literacy


Module Equipment Includes

DEPCO Insulated Building Construction Student Activity Guide, Insulated Building Construction Kit (2), and Set of Building Templates (2).

Purchasing two (2) of Part# 550120 - Insulated Building Construction Project is recommended for 20 students.

Part # and Description

550120 - Insulated Building Construction Project*

- Build Guide and CD with Activities

- Insulated Building Construction Kit (2)

- Set of Building Templates (2)

550100 - Additional Insulated Building Construction Kit

550101 - Additional Insulated Building Construction Student Activity Guide and CD

960001-02 - Additional Building Templates

960100 - Replenish Kit (Studs and dimensional lumber)

550104 - Insulation Replenish Kit

* Recommended two per 20 students



Curriculum Specifications

Format 2000. The Building Construction curriculum consists of a well-illustrated student activity guide with 10 daily activities and 5 additional enrichment activities including careers, problem solving, challenge activities, vocabulary reinforcement, and Internet.