Get ready to shake things up! In this design challenge, you’ll engineer a structure and see if it can survive an earthquake you create! Although we are still figuring out how to reliably predict earthquakes in the real world, we can prepare for these disasters by designing structures that are less likely to be damaged or collapse. As earthquake engineers, you’ll use materials from around your home to build an earthquake-safe structure. Have fun perfecting your creation as you build a seismically sound structure to withstand your own “earthquake”!
Part 1: Build a DIY Shake Table that creates reliable “earthquakes” to test
Part 2: Design and create a structure at least 1 foot high that can survive