This product is a Performance Task used at the end of a Plate Tectonics Unit. Pre-teaching of earthquakes helps aid students through this process. I have students do a structure lab before they actually build their own structures. (The plan is to add this lab to my shop in the future!) Students then research real earthquake proof structures and then design their own prototype. The Performance Task requires students to do online research, write a structural analysis, draw a detailed construction sketch, and build the actual prototype using recycled materials (think marshmallows, cardboard, etc.) A list of do's and don'ts is included. In addition, a rubric for grading is also part of this product. Happy engineering!