Investigation: Earthquake-safe Structures

Investigation: Earthquake-safe Structures

In earthquake prone areas, buildings need to be designed to withstand the forces of an earthquake. What are the best practices for designing earthquake-safe structures?\n\n\n<br><br>\n<i><u>Earthquake Shakes (Text 2: Investigation)</u> -- This text is part of an Investigation Set that explores the characteristics of earthquakes and how we prepare for them. In this investigation, students will design, construct and test models of buildings using toothpicks and marshmallows. As students test their models, they will reflect on and refine their designs in order to determine how to construct the most stable structure.\n<br><br>\n<a href="

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RST.1 - Analysis & Evidence, SEP.2 - Modeling, MS-ESS2-3 - Plate Motions

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