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.)

Activity Details

Activity Type:Hands-On Activities
Discipline:Civil
Topic(s):Forces, Structures
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Time:60 minutes or less

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