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Title: The Day the Earth Shook
Url: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/education/activities/2302_shook.html
Publisher: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Description: This lesson, based on the NOVA television broadcast 'The Day the Earth Shook', introduces students to engineering for earthquakes; specifically, architectural features that work and those that don't. The objective is to explore structural engineering through three design challenges; a relatively short, wide building; a home on a hillside; and a pyramid shape that focuses most of its mass near the bottom. Students are divided into three teams and each team is assigned one of the structure challenges. Each team will build and test its structure, record its results, then rotate to the next challenge until all three teams have attempted all three challenges.
LC Classification: Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology
Technology -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) -- Structural engineering (General)
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Geology
Science -- Physical sciences
Health -- Safety
Key Concept: Geology -- Earthquakes
Geology -- Natural hazards
Geology -- Seismic waves
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
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Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
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Language: English
Rights: WGBH Educational Foundation
Access Rights: Free access
Source: DLESE
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