Engineering for Earthquakes

Grade Levels: 3-5 | Duration: 60 min

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 min

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

Objectives: Students will:

  • 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.