STEM Earthquake Resistant Building Challenge

STEM Earthquake Resistant Building Challenge
STEM Earthquake Resistant Building Challenge
STEM Earthquake Resistant Building Challenge
STEM Earthquake Resistant Building Challenge
STEM Earthquake Resistant Building Challenge
STEM Earthquake Resistant Building Challenge
STEM Earthquake Resistant Building Challenge
STEM Earthquake Resistant Building Challenge
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STEM 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!

This challenge is available in money-saving bundles:
STEM Challenge Bundle Earth Series
STEM by the Month

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?

NOTE: I tested this challenge using a pan of gelatin for each group- but you can use one pan for the entire class. They all gather around to watch the shaking! We tried it this way and it was a fabulous event.

★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 the 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, a scoring rubric, and the Terms of Use page. All forms are provided in an editable format. The page count listed for this package includes everything.

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

This challenge works great with two more in the Earth Series:
Build a Solar Oven
Build a Water Pipeline

Or save money and grab the Earth Series Bundle:
STEM Challenge Bundle Earth Series

Here's a perfect booklet to go with this challenge:
Earth Day Little Flipper
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You might also like these STEM Challenges:
Build a Bottle Car featuring Newton’s 3rd Law
Build an Egg Car featuring Newton’s 2nd Law
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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