Future Cities

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Active Learning | Adaptation Level

Subject: Science

Objectives

  • Design a futuristic city with low commute time, high tech industry, low amounts of water and air pollution, and that meets the needs of its’ residents by providing enough food, electricity, and water while staying within budget.

Procedure

  • Design a futuristic city using Sim City software.
  • Create a physical model of the city.
  • Create a presentation explaining their city.

Technology Present

  • Sim City software
  • A computer for each group
  • Internet access for research

Grade Level: 6-8

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Video Reference Number: 1051

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