Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Quake-Proof Housing

As an assessment for Chapter 2 in our unit on Changing Earth (Science) the students had to explore how to make a house/building earthquake proof.  The project allowed to students to be creative within their small groups to either create a detailed drawing, or scale model.  Each group was required to present to the class and explain their reasoning for their design.  Below are pictures of the students' creations.  More pictures to be added.















3 comments:

Mr.J said...

That looks like a really fun project! What a cool way to learn.

Laura G said...

That is very relevant to life out here in California! People are very concerned about surviving the next big earthquake. Since my apartment was built less than 10 years ago, it should be compliant with CA earthquake building codes/laws. Great ideas, everyone!

Laura G said...

That is very relevant to life out here in California! People are very concerned about surviving the next big earthquake. Since my apartment was built less than 10 years ago, it should be compliant with CA earthquake building codes/laws. Great ideas, everyone!