Reflection: Real World Applications Shaking All Around-Earthquakes - Section 4: Explain


When the groups were creating their earthquake structure, I noticed that two of the groups were having a difficult time creating their structure. They understood that they needed braces and tapered shapes in their design. However, it was a challenge for them to build a complex,sturdy structure that would hold up. As a result, the two groups decided to create a structure with less features. Before the groups made improvements, I showed the groups again how to create a complex structure. Also, I  gave the groups more marshmallows because the marshmallows began to melt because the room was getting hot along with heat from the students' hands.

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Shaking All Around-Earthquakes

Unit 7: Earth Changes
Lesson 7 of 10

Objective: SWBAT use the engineering design process to create an earthquake proof structure.

Big Idea: Earthquakes can shake things up!

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Science, earthquake, weathering, earth, Earth Science, model, structure, engineering design, glaciers, water, Wind Erosion, Erosion, ice
  80 minutes
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