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STEM Activity Challenge Earthquake Resistant Building

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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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STEM Engineering Challenge: April brings Earth Day and this challenge is all about an earth topic! It’s an earthquake simulation activity that has students building and shaking!

Note: This challenge may be purchased in a money-saving bundle!

In this challenge students will be using materials to design a three story structure that can withstand being shaken in a mild earthquake simulation. The “earth” pan you provide for the simulation uses an easy supply- gelatin! Just prepare the shake pan and then let students add their structures to it. The structures are built using only three materials, must be at least three floors tall, resemble a building (not a tower), and be stable enough to keep standing. Will the buildings survive the mild earthquake?

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes:
• Toothpicks- round
• Mini marshmallows
• Cardboard pieces
• Aluminum pans
• Gelatin
• Stopwatch (optional)

The package specifically includes: cover, teacher background, materials and preparation page, 5 pages of teacher directions, a constraints list, 4 pages of photographs, two extra Hints page, student lab sheet with sample answers, and the credits page. The page count listed for this package includes everything.

This challenge will need 1 class session (1 hour) to complete.

This challenge works perfectly with two other Earth Day packs!
STEM Challenge Build a Solar Oven
STEM Challenge Build a Water Pipeline

Or you can purchase all three Earth Challenges in a money-saving bundle:
STEM Challenge Bundle Earth Series

Save even more with a mega bundle of all the seasonal challenges:
STEM by the Month
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You might also like these STEM Challenges:

STEM Challenge Build a Bottle Car- featuring Newton’s 3rd Law
STEM Challenge Build an Egg Car- featuring Newton’s 2nd Law
STEM Challenge Build a Newton’s Cradle- featuring Newton’s 3rd Law


You might also be interested in my catalog: STEM and Science Posters Catalog
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STEM Activity Challenge Earthquake Resistant Building
STEM Activity Challenge Earthquake Resistant Building
STEM Activity Challenge Earthquake Resistant Building
STEM Activity Challenge Earthquake Resistant Building