Why do buildings fall in earthquakes?

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Link to Resource: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4VQul_SmCg
Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:TED-Ed
Publication Date:2015
Summary:Earthquakes have always been a terrifying phenomenon, and they’ve become more deadly as our cities have grown — with collapsing buildings posing one of the largest risks. But why do buildings collapse in an earthquake? And how can it be prevented? Vicki V. May explains the physics of why it is not the sturdiest buildings, but the smartest, that will remain standing.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS3-1; MS-ESS3-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Patterns
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; earth; earthquake; geology; geoscience; hazards; high school; middle school; natural hazards; plate tectonics
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