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Constructing Earthquake-Proof Buildings

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Abstract

Students build and test buildings on an inexpensive, homemade shake-table. They will explore different techniques for minimizing earthquake damage.

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This material is provided by Discovery Education and Ted Latham, physics and science and technology teacher, Watchung Hills Regional High School, Warren, New Jersey.

Introduction

Earthquake Engineering Component

Learning Objectives and Standards

Material List

Procedure

Links and Resources

Assessment

Extensions

Scaling

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  • (2010), "Constructing Earthquake-Proof Buildings," http://nees.org/resources/430.

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