Shaky Shelves: Exploring Cause and Effect

Duration: Four 45-minute sessions

Grade Levels: 6

Write a proposal to the mayor for a device that prevents product and profit loss caused by earthquakes.

Lesson Plan PDF

Grade Levels: 6

Duration: Four 45-minute sessions


  • Design an optimal device that will help prevent product loss during earthquakes.
  • Use data from their tests to create a pitch that explains the iterations the product went through, how it works, and why it is the optimal design.