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Earthquake Towers Teacher’s Guide

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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 NSTA, NCTM, and ITEEA standards addressed; teacher and student instructions for a variety of math, science, and engineering activities; pretests and posttests; resource pages; and puzzles. Contains separate activities for middle school and high school students.

Equipment and materials needed to complete guide activities include the Pitsco Earthquake Towers – Getting Started Package, ruler, protractor, safety glasses, clothespins or small clamps, world map, compass, waxed paper, foam board or cardboard, and standard classroom tools and materials. Note: This list is for all activities; individual activities don’t require all listed materials.

The printed version of the Earthquake Towers Teacher’s Guide is available for purchase, or you can download a digital copy for free here.


Type: Activity Guides and Curriculum/Teacher's Guides Grades: 6-12




  • Author: Jennifer Fenske
  • Pages: 91
  • Binding: Paperback/spiral-bound
  • Copyright: 2006
  • Publisher: Pitsco, Inc.
  • Number of Lessons: 6

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