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Macks Creek Students Learn About Earthquake "Proof" Structures
Macks Creek Students Learn About Earthquake "Proof" Structures
Brad Kolwyck
Monday, January 21, 2019

The 8th grade students in Mrs. Hellums’s STEM class identified factors that make buildings earthquake-proof including cross-bracing, large "footprints," and tapered geometry. They designed, built, and tested earthquake-proof structures using marshmallows and toothpicks. They compared their model structures and discussed why some models failed during our simulated earthquake while other models survived.

Authored by Mrs. Hellums