Seismic Shake-Up!


Hundreds of millions of people live in places around the world where earthquakes are common. Can you design a structure that’s stable and sturdy enough to survive an earthquake’s vibrations? Then test your structure on a shake table, a device engineers use to simulate the shaking of an earthquake. (Activity comes with facilitator instructions and two signs. Ideal for both small groups and large-scale community events.)
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Age: 
Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Time: 
60 minutes or less
Discipline: 
Civil
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Teaser: 
Design a structure that can survive an earthquake—then put it to the test!
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Translated Activities Available: 
Yes
Show in Global Day Activity List?: 
Yes
Grade: 
K-2
3-5
6-8
9-12
Topic(s): 
Forces
Structures
Teaser (NEW): 
Design a structure that can survive an earthquake—then put it to the test!