Earthquake in the Classroom

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Link to Resource: https://www.teachengineering.org/activities/view/cub_natdis_lesson03_activity1
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
3 4 5
Language:English
Organization:Teach Engineering
Summary:Students learn how engineers construct buildings to withstand damage from earthquakes by building their own structures with toothpicks and marshmallows. Students test how earthquake-proof their buildings are by testing them on an earthquake simulated in a pan on Jell-O. Students also develop an appreciation for the job of engineers who need to know about earthquakes and their causes in order to design resistant buildings.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:4-ESS3-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation
Subjects: activities; common core; earthquake; elementary school; engineering; geology; hazards; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; natural hazards; ngss
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520 |a Students learn how engineers construct buildings to withstand damage from earthquakes by building their own structures with toothpicks and marshmallows. Students test how earthquake-proof their buildings are by testing them on an earthquake simulated in a pan on Jell-O. Students also develop an appreciation for the job of engineers who need to know about earthquakes and their causes in order to design resistant buildings. 
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690 |a Classroom Activities 
691 |a 3|4|5 
692 |a Big Idea 8 
693 |a Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation 
694 |a ESS3.B 
695 |a 4-ESS3-2 
696 |a Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering) 
697 |a 2018-09-24T23:01:51Z 
698 |a 2018-12-12T13:39:47Z 
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