Over the course of 4-5 class periods, students will research, design, collaborate, construct and test a minimum of a four-floor structure that is self-supporting, free-standing, sits on a foundation, and can withstand a moderate earthquake. They will also draw a blueprint to-scale and practice making measurement to-scale. Shake table directions not included. I found building instructions for my shake table online. You can also use things like jello or trampolines to simulate and earthquake if you decide not to build a shake table.