Makerlab PLUS: SURE House Exhibition Tour

by  Liberty Science Center

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It's the SUstainable + REsilient SURE House.

Take a virtual tour of this Award Winning Project designed by Stevens Institute of Technology. This storm-resistant, energy-efficient beach house, designed by Stevens Institute of Technology students, won the 2015 Solar Decathlon sponsored by the US Department of Energy. It uses 90% less energy than a traditional home and becomes a hub for emergency power to other buildings in the aftermath of a storm.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $350.00


45 Mins

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Mathematics, Problem Solving, Sciences, STEM, Technology/Information Science

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Google Hang Out

Booking Information

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please contact Mary McDonald at 201-253-1214 or vcbookings@lsc.org for any cancellations or rescheduling.

About This Provider

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Liberty Science Center

Jersey City, NJ
United States

Liberty Science Center's mission is to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers and excite learners of all ages about the power, promise, and pure fun of science and technology.

LSC is a 300,000-square-foot learning center located in Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of Liberty. The age-appropriate, curriculum-linked STEM programs in our portfolio are designed for each grade level from preschool through post-college, including pupils with special needs. All of our programs are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)—known in New Jersey as NJSLS (Science)—to help identify those that best meet your curriculum goals.

Mary McDonald

Program Details


1. Room will open so that group can log on 15 minutes prior to program start.
2. LSC Facilitator will introduce/welcome the students to the exhibit. Facilitator will discuss rules of the program.
3. LSC Facilitator begins exhibition tour. Facilitator will be taking questions during the tour and after tour is finished.


Students will:
- Learn what is green architecture.
- Learn the inspiration behind the SURE House design and creation
- Discover what it means when the SURE House is considered a Passive House
- Discover all the features that make the SURE House energy efficient.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ESS3C 6-8 -- Human impacts on Earth systems

State Standards

Alignment to NJSLS - Science
MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.

Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts
WHST.6-8.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation. (MS-ESS3-3)

Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics
6.RP.A.1 Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities. (MS-ESS3-3)