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2016 Middle School Challenge Introduction  December 7th, 2015

Anyone thinking about the upcoming Middle School Challenge? We’re excited for it and our Mechanical Engineering team have a video to share to get students thinking about the challenges of modeling earthquakes.

Be sure to have students check out the video below before leaving for Winter Break!

This team has also provided us with gifs of their designs. Click the images below to see more!







As students begin preparing for the Challenge, consider what makes an earthquake model realistic? How could you make a shake table? Check out the videos below to see other middle school shake table activities:

Does this realistically model an earthquake? What are some problems with it? How could it be more accurate? Check out these videos below for industrial shake tables: