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Building an earthquake-resistant tower takes more than glue and balsa wood – it takes an understanding of earthquakes, how mass is distributed in the tower, and structural design. This guide helps students grasp these concepts so they can build and test a great tower.
The Earthquake Towers Teacher’s Guide contains ITEEA standards, CCSS Math, and NGSS addressed; teacher and student instructions for a variety of math, science, and technology activities; pretests and posttests; resource pages; and links to video resources. Contains separate activities for middle school and high school students as well as links to career information and applications of the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity).
Equipment and materials needed to complete guide activities include the Earthquake Towers – Getting Started Package as well as other tools and materials. Items needed for all activities are listed in the teacher guide.