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 PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability



1. With a partner, look at the following video from Skills One TV Video

Skills One Video

2. Together, write up some facts about Glazing & Glass:

  • What equipment is used in Glazing?
  • What types of glass are mentioned?
  • Are new glaziers needed?
  • What is PPE?
  • What safety precautions does a glazier have to take?

3. Research "Safety Glass" and "Float Glass".

Safety Glass Float glass

4. Create a presentation using iMadeFace App (it is Free) about Glazing and Glass

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Skyscrapers and Glass

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

Australian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Sustainability Priority

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability



1. Read the following article from The Conversation 20 April 2016:  Reading

The Conversation

2. List the statistics. What figures did you find interesting? Why? Share with a partner.

3. Write up other key points individually. With a partner, reduce both your key points to the same 5 key points.

  • What key points did you have in common?

  • What was different?

  • Did you find it difficult to agree on your 5 shared points? Why?

  • What did you learn about yourself as you shared with your partner?

Share with the class.

4. "Too many of Australia’s tallest towers say very little about the context within which they sit or the climate in which they perform. This is not unique to Australia.

The rise of generic glass towers on skylines globally has led to concern that cities are becoming homogenised by cookie-cutter tower blocks. In doing so, they are losing some of the qualities that make these cityscapes unique.

Worse still, the use of seemingly never-ending glazing on tower blocks is environmentally criminal in most Australian climates.

There’s little point in building up if we don’t celebrate the million-dollar view height provides.
But does this really mean wrapping every inch of towers in floor-to-ceiling glass?

A more contextual response would be to learn to balance view with appropriate shade and solidity in tall building facades, developing designs that respond to local climate and sunpath. Such an approach could breed a new generation of sustainable Australian towers, uniquely linked to one of a city’s strongest determinants – its climate.
(Source: The Conversation 20 April 2016)

Individually, read the following articles and list 20 key points: 

  • Are there any counterclaims? What are they?

  • What is the Science of Glass for Supertall Skyscrapers?

  • Any evidence backing up the statements in The Conversation article?

  • What did you find interesting?

BBC News Popular Science
10 Insane

5. Share with a partner. Reduce your list to 10 key points between you. How did you go in reducing your points down? Did most of your points get recognised?


6. What is your opinion about Skyscrapers and Glass?

  • Should architects continue to create glass towers?

  • What about the environment?

  • Do you need to do more research?



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