Earthquake Proof building


In this module, students make sense of the design challenges engineers face that arise from earthquake phenomena. Students work as engineering teams to explore how engineers design and construct buildings to withstand earthquake damage by applying elements of the engineering design process by building their model structures. Students design, build, and test their model buildings and then determine how earthquake-proof their designs are by testing them on an earthquake simulator.

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Earthquake Proof building – 25 - Class Pack
Earthquake Proof building – 100 - School Pack
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Disciplinary Core Idea:
ETS1: Engineering Design

Performance Expectation(s):
3-5-ETS1-1. Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
3-5-ETS1-2. Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
3-5-ETS1-3. Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

Activities in the module:
EDPR03YS017-Ritcher scale magnitude and impact study
EDPR03YS018-Engineer a tower
EDPR03YS019-2D vs 3D structures
EDPR03YS020-Earth Quake Simulator
EDPR03YS021-Which are the best Earth Quake Proof Buildings?
EDPR03YS022-Design your earthquake-proof building

American NGSS

Grade 5




1 Pack, 25 – Class Pack, 100 – School Pack


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