bESTology Week 2-Crunch, Crunch

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Week 2-Crunch, Crunch


  • The Art of Demolition
    • Controlled Demolition
    • Selective Demolition
    • methods/types of demolition


Students will understand what demolition is and the changes humans will have to consider to replace fossil fuels.


We currently have storage and buildings to create the energy we need from Fossil fuels. If we shift to different types of energy the way we store, generate, and distribute that energy may have to change.  Use the resources below to learn about 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 differences between the different types of demolition?
  • Why are there different ways to demolish something?
  • Is selective demolition the best solution?
  • Is demolition the best option for change?
  • How does demolition affect human interactions in our communities?

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

  2. Sustainable Management of Demolition and Construction
  3. Fort St. Vrain Generating Station
  4. OSHA-Demolition Safety
  5. Methods of Demolition  
  6. 10 Controlled Demolitions   
  7. Selective Demolition
  8. Video-Selective Demolition
  9. Video-4 Ways to Demolish a building
  10. Video-Selective Demolition to Save Other Parts
  11. Video-Selective Demolition of a GE Plant

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 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: renewable, method, energy, demolition, selective, controlled, communities, demolition, change, accommodate

Understand-research to learn more about the topic of demolition

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

Analyze-determine the pros and cons of controlled and selective demolition, costs and benefits

Evaluate-resources used for research to answer questions and develop notebook entry 

Create-Engineering Notebook entry, Activity/Project completed and shared

Workforce Skills

Critical Thinking, Analyzing and Evaluating information, Creating, Writing, Research, Communication, Problem Solving, Collaboration

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