The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, officially opened with the height of the tower confirmed at an astonishing 828 metres. It is named in honour of the UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The design incorporates ideas from traditional Islamic architecture, while the open petals of a desert flower Hymenocallis were the inspiration for the tower's base. Like petals from a stem, the tower's wings extend outwards from its core.
Children will learn the parts of the plant and design a building using a flower shape as inspiration.
- the use of different materials for construction
Children will learn:
- to name the different parts of a plant
- to make observations, ask questions, review their work and explain what they did to others
These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.