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15 Jul 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Serge S Chakmakjian, Lelli Van Den Einde, Tara Hutchinson
A landmark full-scale test of a five-story reinforced concrete building was conducted on the NEES@UCSD shake table. The building was completely furnished with nonstructural components and systems....
Survive That Tsunami!
05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Students use a table-top-sized tsunami generator to observe the formation and devastation of a tsunami. They see how a tsunami moves across the ocean and what happens when it reaches the...
What is Engineering Design?
02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects
This lesson helps students understand the basic rules and regulations engineers follow when designing buildings.
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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...
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...