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Earthquake in the Classroom

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Abstract

Students will learn how engineers construct buildings to withstand damage from earthquakes by building their own structure with toothpicks and marshmallows. Students will test how earthquake-proof their buildings are by testing them on an earthquake simulated in a pan of Jell-O®.

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  • (2010), "Earthquake in the Classroom," http://nees.org/resources/564.

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