Earthquake Lesson - building earthquake proof skyscrapers. Could be fun and the students could choose their own materials.

Earthquake Lesson - building earthquake proof skyscrapers. Could be fun and the students could choose their own materials.

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Earthquake Lesson - STEM - A photograph of an assembled, homemade structure constructed out of marshmallows and toothpicks. The structure is sitting on a bed of orange Jell-O®.

Earthquake Lesson - STEM - A photograph of an assembled, homemade structure constructed out of marshmallows and toothpicks. The structure is sitting on a bed of orange Jell-O®.

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Teaching Idea: This is a wonderful demonstration of how the earth's soil reacts during an earthquake and how this reaction effects buildings and other structures. This would be a great visual for students to see before they research particular earthquakes or fault lines.

Teaching Idea: This is a wonderful demonstration of how the earth's soil reacts during an earthquake and how this reaction effects buildings and other structures. This would be a great visual for students to see before they research particular earthquakes or fault lines.

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STEM Challenge: Build an earthquake resistant house and then try it! Give it some vigorous shaking for 15 seconds! Will it stay upright?

STEM Challenge: Build an earthquake resistant house and then try it! Give it some vigorous shaking for 15 seconds! Will it stay upright?

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