Monday, 2 November 2015

Popular ELI in October - How earthquakes affect buildings

A very popular activity in October was 'Shaken but not stirred; how earthquakes affect buildings.'

This is a teacher-led demonstration of the relationship between the frequency of the shaking of the ‘ground’ and the movement of model ‘buildings’ of various heights. The activity can be used to help students to explore the effects of earthquakes in densely populated areas, and to dispel misconceptions about the relative safety of high rise buildings in seismically active regions.
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