Earthquake Tower Activity
Part 1: Research & Design Tower
One of the challenges that architects and engineers of large buildings have to deal with is how to make these structures resistant to various forces of Mother Nature. If you are designing and building a structure in someplace like California, one of those natural forces are earthquakes. Take a look at the video below about how structures in San Francisco are built to withstand these destructive forces. While you are watching the video, be sure to answer the questions in Edmodo. The activity is called Working Quiz - Movie Strip the City: San Francisco. Be sure to read what question is next in the quiz as you watch the video.
Click Here for the video Striping the City: San Francisco
Engineering Design Process Form:
- Define and understand 3 types of seismic waves
- Design 2 tower options following requirements
Once you have developed your 2 options for tower design, you will need to create a technical drawing to scale. Use 1/2 inch scale graph paper to develop an accurate drawing of your