Seismic Shake-Up!

Shake your earthquake-resistant building prototype! Groups create structures using coffee stirrers and clay that can withstand seismic waves. They then test their structures against their own earthquakes.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have a contest to see which group's structure stays intact the longest
  • Get learners to investigate features of earthquake-resistant structures, such as for the Tokyo Sky Tree
Classroom Considerations
  • Consult the guide for complete list of materials
  • Lists some problem-solving tips
  • Includes both teacher and student guides
  • None