Earthquake Challenge Part 2- Build

Build Using the Engineering Design Process

The Engineering Design Process helps us figure out problems and solve them like engineers. Today you will use this process to create the tallest structure you can using dots and toothpicks like the examples below.

  • Use your plan to create your project.
  • Test how earthquake-proof your building is using the method shown below. Keep your motions constant so you can compare different trials accurately. 
  • During each “quake” make a note of your structure’s strengths and weakness for future adjustment.