Get ready for a shakedown showdown in your classroom as students are challenged to design and build an earthquake resistant structure.
Students begin by researching with a video webquest complete with tablet-friendly QR codes. They will gather information on how engineers design buildings to be earthquake resistant.
Then students design and build their own structure using marshmallows and toothpicks and test them on the Jell-O earthquake simulator.
After testing, the lab concludes with several reflection questions.