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QuakePak

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Description

The QuakePak has the materials necessary for an entire class (30 students in teams of two) to build an earthquake tower using the classic steel load plate system. The pack includes a full supply of building materials: 3/32" or 1/8" wood strips, colored Pitsco Structures Glue, and a copy of Earthquake Engineering: EQs Project Book. Includes 15 of each of the following: student guide, grid sheet, foundation block, tower block base, and glue bottle.

Requires EQs Tremor Table, hobby knife or Timber Cutter, foam board, structure pins, and waxed paper, sold separately.

Note: The Earthquake Engineering book refers to the newer wooden floor plate system for tower construction.

Details

Type: Multi-Student Project Packs Grades: 6-12

Safety

Resources

Learning Values

Science
  • Earth structure
  • Resonance
  • Seismic forces
Technology
  • Attributes of design
  • Historical perspectives
  • Systems
Engineering
  • Logic/creativity in innovation
  • Prototypes
  • Technological design
Math
  • Logarithmic functions
  • Scaling
  • Wave functions

Specifications

  • Assembly Method: Gluing
  • Students Served: 30 working in pairs
  • Tools and Materials Required: Hobby knife or Timber Cutter, foam board, structure pins, and waxed paper