Sonlight Level G – Earthquakes and Engineers

This week Haley was learning about earthquakes. I thought it would be fun to add another activity.

I found this cool experiment from Twinkl. Students are structural engineers and must design a structure that will stand despite any seismic activity.

I set out the supplies we needed.

Haley mixed the jell-o and we placed it in the fridge overnight.

Haley began with a simple structure, but it was weak and unstable. I asked her if she remembered what shape builders like to use, because it’s the strongest. She immediately responded with the triangle.

We updated her structure with triangles and it became sturdy and solid. It was time to test it on our Jell-o fault line.

Even with a 10.0 on the rector scale, her structure stood strong!

Great job Haley!

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