Thursday, 28 May 2015


We have been looking at earthquakes this week in Room 27.
The students have learnt about plate tectonics and the relationship to earthquakes.
In our discussions, they realised the amount of damage caused to buildings. Groups were asked to research how to build a quake proof structure, then were given some blue tack, matchsticks and skewers.
The rules were simple

Construct a Structure that is:

  •  around 30cm tall
  • with a base no more than 15cm x 15cm
  • cello tape can only be used to join sticks
The structure is to be tested in a baking dish placed on a tray with marbles (pictured below).

Come back soon to see some of the structures created and how well they tested

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