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K-12 Outreach Activities in Earthquake Engineering

By Shirley Dyke

Purdue University

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To better understand the way in which civil engineering structures respond to severe earthquakes, students will investigate the seismic behavior of two types of buildings, those made from masonry and those made from steel. The students will design and construct model buildings that will be tested on the bench-scale shaking tables during class visits. Both K'Nex and Lego building systems will be provided.

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  • Shirley Dyke (2011), "K-12 Outreach Activities in Earthquake Engineering,"

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