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Engineering Application: What Can I Build On?

Learners explore how earthquakes cause structures to move and how the substrate beneath them may actually cause them to fail. They create mock buildings and place them in level tubs of various substrates. They then put each through a mock earthquake and determine which substrate is the best at holding the building in place and level.

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Resource Details

Grade
7th - 12th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
45 mins
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Worksheet