2. Prototype

Instructions (Part I): Using your drawing as a guide, construct your earthquake-proof building. In preparation for testing, carefully remove one side of the cardboard box your materials arrived in to use as your base. Your building must be freestanding. 

Instructions (Part II): 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.