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Buildings and ArchitectureBuildings are fascinating subjects for children especially if they can be linked with D&T or a local study. There are many famous buildings around the word and here is a set of links which could be used to introduce a topic about buildings and architecture or used as a spring board into such a project.

Science Kids – Offers Building Facts:

Check out our interesting building facts which feature a range of famous buildings and skyscrapers from around the world. Understand what makes these structures special, learn some cool facts and enjoy a range of fun trivia for kids.” (Science Kids)

Kid World Citizen – Shares resources to learn about world architecture for children.

Creative Bloq – This site is not written for children but has information about 25 very famous buildings which teachers may find useful when undertaking a topic on buildings. It has pictures, and a small amount of information about the following buildings:

  1. Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem
  2. La Pedrera, Barcelona
  3. One World Trade Center, New York
  4. St Paul’s Cathedral, London
  5. Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur
  6. The White House, Washington
  7. Leaning Tower of Pisa
  8. The Kaaba, Mecca
  9. The Shard, London
  10. St Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow
  11. Empire State Building, NYC
  12. Lloyds Building, London
  13. Colosseum, Rome
  14. Taj Mahal, India
  15. Chrysler Building, NYC
  16. Sydney Opera House
  17. Space Needle, Seattle
  18. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
  19. Buckingham Palace, London
  20. Fallingwater
  21. Pantheon, Rome
  22. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
  23. Flatiron building, New York
  24. Villa Savoye, France
  25. Burj Khalifa, Dubai

100 Most Famous Landmarks – Several of the same structures featured in the site above come up in this list of 100 Most Famous Landmarks which includes statues as well as actual buildings, there are many more lists of famous buildings and landmarks available.

Learning about Architecture for Children

archKIDecture – This is a blog which is all about architecture for children.

KinderART  – This site has painting project based on architecture but beware of adverts!  There are also lesson plans suitable for primary school at this site.

KidsWorld – Provides information all about becoming an architect for children!

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