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Earthquake STEM

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Earthquake Resistant Shelter - Natural Hazard STEM - Oh no! The family bought property to build a home, but it is near a fault line. Help the family design an earthquake resistant home. Stick to your budget, but be creative! The house will be tested on a shaky platform!

Your students will love this hands-on STEM challenge and will stretch their creative minds to develop a home that will withstand some shaking. They will use problem-solving skills as well as math skills in this challenge. Several NGSS Standards are covered in this STEM!

Suggested Plan of Implementation:

Prior Week: Send home the parent letter requesting supplies. Gather needed materials.
Day One – Introduce and discuss “The Problem” slide. Discuss the “Let’s Talk About It – Flooding” slide. Introduce the STEM Challenge.
Day Two – Introduce and discuss the budget options. Use the planning page to illustrate or write out the building idea.
Day Three – “Purchase” supplies for the build. Work on budget. Begin the building process.
Day Four – Work on and complete the structure.
Day Five – Test the structure. Complete the Self-Evaluation Page

This is certainly not the only way to use these materials. They are designed to be flexible and be used to best suit each classroom and teacher based on the ability of the learner, time constraints and teacher preference.

Please check out the preview to get a glimpse of everything that is included. You will get:

"The Problem" slide to discuss with students

"The Challenge" slide to discuss with students

"Let's Talk About It: Earthquakes" slide to discuss

NGSS standards

Plan for Implementation

Supply List

Parent Letter requesting supplies

Student Building Plan (2 versions)

STEM Challenge Journal Page (or stand alone printable)

Budget Page

Budget Spending Page (2 versions for differentiation)


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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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