Lesson 2: Surveying the Site



Students will break up into their respected teams and begin surveying existing conditions and developing a detailed inventory and site conditions. They will then create accurate representational drawings to scale of their findings. Diagrams will focus on Site conditions: Surface water, solar, wind, electricity, plumbing, landscape, and structure.

Lesson Time

Instructional Time required
5 Hours

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
    • Engineering Design
Grade Levels
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Student Objectives / Goals


California's 2008 CTE Standards (6)
California Academic Content Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to read site/topographic plans.
  • Students will be able to generate site/topographic plans.
  • Students will be able to map out existing condition surveys.
  • Students will be able to measure, read inches and fractions of inches, and use a tape measure.

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