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Properties of Building Materials
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02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects
This lesson allows students to explore the properties and use of building materials, and relating those materials to earthquake engineering design. Click Here To View the Site This material is...
Constructing Earthquake-Proof Buildings
Students build and test buildings on an inexpensive, homemade shake-table. They will explore different techniques for minimizing earthquake damage.
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Design Step 5: Construct a Prototype
Students learn about the manufacturing phase of the engineering design process. They start by building prototypes, which is a special type of model used to test new design ideas. Students gain...
Design Step 6: Evaluate/Manufacture a Final Product
As students learn more about the manufacturing process, they use the final prototypes created in the previous activity to evaluate, design and manufacture final products. Teams work with more...