Engineering for Earthquakes

Duration: 60 min

Grade Levels: 3-5

In this design challenge, you’ll engineer a structure and see if it can survive an earthquake you create!


Grade Levels: 3-5

Duration: 60 minutes

Concepts/Skills: Structural engineering, Forces, Natural hazards: Earthquakes


  • Observe and explain simulations of the forces at play during an earthquake. • Use strong engineering principles to design a structure that will withstand the shaking of a simulated earthquake.
  • Compare solutions, reflect and iterate to improve their designs.

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