by Science Etc.
This is an internet based earthquake simulation activity. The website is given in the assignment. Students will use this website to find out how buildings can be constructed to withstand an earthquake. Students can choose different ground, preventative construction, and magnitude of the quake. They then cause an earthquake to happen and see if their building is still standing at the end of the quake. The downloadable assignment walks students through the process. This could also be used as homework. Internet required.