ERIC Number: ED480797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Build an Earthquake City! Grades 6-8.
Rushton, Erik; Ryan, Emily; Swift, Charles
In this activity, students build a city out of sugar cubes, bouillon cubes, and gelatin cubes. The city is then put through simulated earthquakes to see which cube structures withstand the shaking the best. This activity requires a 50-minute time period for completion. (Author/SOE)
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Critical Thinking, Design, Engineering, Experiential Learning, Group Activities, Hands on Science, Middle Schools, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Seismology, Student Motivation
Web site: www.prek-12engineering.org/activities/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Tufts Univ., Medford, MA.
Note: Produced by the Office for Technology and Industry Collaboration. For other activities in series, see SE 068 011-041.