Building in earthquake country can be a tricky business. Architects and engineers run simulations using models and shake tables to test the integrity of buildings and determine necessary reinforcements. In this activity, students use a very simple, motorized shake table to test their structures.
Curriculum topics: Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics, Richter Scale, Structures, Vibration, Circuits
Kit includes: 2 binder covers, 2 large rubber bands, 4 rubber balls, 4 bottle caps, 1 binder clip, 2 release ties, 1 long tube, 1 short plastic PVC pipe, 1 plastic Tee fitting, 3 beads, 2 alligator clips, 1 motor, 1 small rubber band,
** Note: blocks not included.
Number Served: 1
Recommended for ages 7 and up.
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