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