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Build an Earthquake-Proof Structure

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Sixth graders create straw structures and experiment to see how they would withstand an earthquake.  In this Earthquake lesson, 6th graders use increasing vibrations and record the effects on their straw structures.  Students discuss which designs withstood the simulated earthquake the best and why.

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