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Gelatinous Earthquakes

Recently our students studied waves and part of that study involved how earthquake waves work. This learning was combined with an engineering task to design and construct a structure with various constraints that would withstand and earthquake. The quake was simulated with a pan of jello. After the initial quake and aftershocks, student teams improved their designs for a second trial.


Wave Model

We are studying waves in class, and here is a model students can build at home for under $10 using duct tape, skewers, and cheap bulk candy. Click onthe link below.