Engineering for Earthquakes: A fun science lab/experiment

Engineering for Earthquakes: A fun science lab/experiment
Engineering for Earthquakes: A fun science lab/experiment
Engineering for Earthquakes: A fun science lab/experiment
Engineering for Earthquakes: A fun science lab/experiment
Engineering for Earthquakes: A fun science lab/experiment
Engineering for Earthquakes: A fun science lab/experiment
Engineering for Earthquakes: A fun science lab/experiment
Engineering for Earthquakes: A fun science lab/experiment
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Grades: 6 to 9

Time: 1 hour

In this experiment, students will discover how the rigidity of building materials affects a buildings’ ability to withstand an earthquake. Working in small groups, students will construct two different buildings and then simulate an earthquake in order to conduct a comparison.

This resource includes a student handout in proper experiment format including:

· Research question

· Hypothesis

· Materials

· Procedure

· Observations

· Data analysis

· Conclusion

Materials required for each group are:

· Straws

· Wooden blocks

· Masking tape

· Shoe box lid

· Marbles

· Two pieces of cardboard cut to the same size

· Very heavy book

· Modelling clay

· Large pieces of scrap paper

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Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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