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Abstract

Students will build their own towers using some of the techniques they have learned. The materials will consist of balsa wood and glue. General guidelines are provided, but the students will have a lot of freedom with their design to encourage them to implement what they have learned about structural engineering.

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Introduction

Earthquake Engineering Component

Learning Objectives and Standards

Material List

Procedure

Links and Resources

Assessment

Extensions

Scaling

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  • (2010), "Balsa Towers," http://nees.org/resources/443.

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