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Design and Build an Earthquake Resistant Structure

Design and Build an Earthquake Resistant Structure
Design and Build an Earthquake Resistant Structure
Design and Build an Earthquake Resistant Structure
Design and Build an Earthquake Resistant Structure
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This is a challenge activity for students to use a variety of materials to create a building that will be subjected to an "earthquake" to see how it fares. Students need to make a blueprint, build their structure, transfer their structure to an earthquake shake table (I made my own as they are expensive. I suppose you could also just shake a desk...), watch the destruction, and answer analysis questions. A rubric for the challenge is included. This is a fun challenge for hands-on learners. I usually give students a time limit for construction so I do not spend more than 1 class period/block on this. Materials I have had available in the past include straws, sticks, skewers, mini marshmallows, gumdrops, masking tape, cardboard, uncooked spaghetti, and more. MAB
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3 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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