Grade 4 Module 4
Students will learn:
How can engineering help make earthquakes less dangerous?
Earthquakes can strike without warning, bringing massive destruction, but knowing where they happen can help reduce the damage caused.
Students will use an interactive to explore the Earth and investigate where earthquakes happen, collecting and analyzing data to identify patterns. They will find out what makes a strong and stable structure, and use this knowledge to design and build their own earthquake-proof buildings.
Using an earthquake shake table, they will then test their structures and, like real civil engineers, refine their designs before the final build.
Video: Earthquake Engineering Module Trailer
Teacher Instructional Material
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Overview and teacher lesson guide
Background and subject knowledge
Digital resources for students and classroom
Observational, curriculum and contextual video content
Video: Why Earthquakes Happen
Video: Building Loads
Video: Earthquakes Around the World
Video: LAX Engineer
Printed and digital resources for students
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