Earthquake in the Classroom
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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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engineering|earthquake|natural hazards|hazards|geology|ngss|common core|activities|k-5 geosource|elementary school|k-3|k-4|k-5
https://www.teachengineering.org/activities/view/cub_natdis_lesson03_activity1
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