bESTology Week 3-Danger! Can I Enter

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bESTology Week 3-Danger! Can I Enter?

bESTology-Week 3

Danger! Can I Enter?


  • Construction Site Hazards
    • Non-hazardous Waste Materials
    • Hazardous Waste Materials


Students will understand the different hazards that have to be considered when demolition is used to change a structure..


Demolition is the process of changing or eliminating a structure. Before demolition can happen, engineers need to know the different types of building materials that are used in a structure to determine what safety measures must be taken to keep the demolition crews, community, and the environment safe. Use the resources below to learn about the different types of building materials and hazards encountered in demolition.

Research/Reflect/Brainstorm – Time to think and expand your knowledge! 

Grab your BEST Journal, notebook or online doc for notes to document your learning. Use various sources such as books, magazines, and websites from below to learn  more about energy, forms of energy, consequences, and possibilities.

Use various sources such as the internet, textbooks, magazines etc. to answer the questions below. 

  • What are the materials found in a Construction or Demolition sites?
  • What do demolition crews do with  Construction material waste or materials from demolition?
  • Why are some building materials hazardous and some building materials not hazardous?
  • How does building waste affect human interactions in our communities?

Online Resources – list all links to material useful for research about the lesson topic

  2. Demolition Hazards
  3. Hazard Materials 101
  4. How to Identify Hazardous VS Non Hazardous Construction  
  5. Removal of Hazardous Building Components from Demolition
  6. Video-Demolition and Air Quality Concerns
  7. Video-Demolition Safety 
  8. Video-Construction & Demolition
  9. Recycling Construction And Demolition Wastes: (Epa.Gov)

Activity – In small collaborative groups or individually share your learning with your team and school or community. Creation instructions for the different activities are accessed by the links.

BEST Connection – make connection(s) between the lesson and BEST Robotics program

  • Create an entry for your Engineering Notebook sharing what you learned from your research and how it will help your team.
  • Create an infographic or poster sharing the differences between fossil fuels and renewable energy for your Engineering Notebook
  • Create a chart showing the different types of energy used in your community for your Engineering Notebook
  • Create a chart showing the different types hazardous and non-hazardous materials used in building construction for your Engineering Notebook
  • Create a short documentary movie about demolition in your community to be used in the BEST Marketing competition

Community Connection – make connection(s) between the lesson and your community

Digital Citizenship

  • Be sure to cite the sources and resources you used for your learning and projects by creating a Bibliography page in your project with the name of the websites and URL addresses
  • Be sure to include the sources and resources used in your Engineering Notebook by adding the name of the websites, books etc. and the URL address

Bloom’s Taxonomy

Remember-content vocabulary: method, energy, demolition, selective, controlled, communities, change, accommodate, hazard

Understand-research to learn more about the topic of demolition

Apply-taking notes and synthesizing meaning from resources to build their knowledge 

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