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Testing Sheet Engineering Solutions to Natural Hazards Name _____________________________________ Date ______________________

Building Units Testing

1. What two-dimensional (flat) shapes did your group make with the materials? Sketch them here. 2. Turn each two-dimensional shape into a three-dimensional shape. You may be able to turn some of the 2D shapes into more than one 3D shape. Sketch your 3D shapes here. 3. Record the shape to be tested in Column 1. 4. Test each 3D shape on the shake table. Record the results in column 2. If a shape withstands the test, and lasts longer than 10 seconds, write Success . If not, record the number of seconds it lasted before falling. 5. In column 3, describe what happens to each shape during the test.

Name of 3D Shape Time of Failure What Happened to the Shape?

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Discover Pumpkins


Station 2-Observe and Draw Pumpkins



Discover Pumpkins Journals


1. Observe the attributes of the pumpkin. 2. Draw a picture of the pumpkin on page 1 in the Discover Pumpkins journal. 3. Using the chart or spreadsheet created earlier, identify the variety of pumpkin and write its name in the journal on page 1. 4. Determine a method to count the number of ribs on the pumpkin. Record the number of ribs on page 2 in the journal.

Station 3-Measure the Pumpkin's Circumference



Discover Pumpkins journals


1. Figure out a way to measure the distance around the pumpkin. This distance is called the circumference . What tools will you use? (measuring tapes, rulers, yardsticks, string, or other?) 2. Measure the pumpkin (using inches) and record the circumference on page 2 in the Discover Pumpkins journal.


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You can't really improve your racer unless you try it out after each time you add a feature or distribute the weight in a different manner. It is especially important to time your racer with a stopwatch or with a comparison car. As a ramp, you can use a simple board or a piece of plywood about 2 feet wide and 4 feet long. Skateboard ramps are excellent, too. A folding table with the legs folded in at one end works well, also. Any inclined area with a xjef!bu!tvsgbdf!xjmm!xpsl/!!Ublf!uvsot!xjui!puifs!ufbnt! testing your racers.


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TCR 8184 STEM Teacher Created Resources




Proof Structures

Main Challenge


Analyze & Evaluate

1. Ask each group to share the results from their tests. -How did they build their structures? -How did the structures perform in the tests? -How did they improve their structures? 2. Ask each group to discuss their opinions and the group's interpretation of the results. Then, ask the rest of the class for their observations. Did they find any patterns in the results? 3. Encourage students to cite evidence in their answers, for example, "I noticed that the structures that worked best had triangles in them," or "Bigger foundations helped the structures remain upright longer."

Writing Reflection

Have each student complete the Reflections-Earthquake-Proof Structures writing reflection individually.


Buildings must be at least 3 units high. Buildings must contain at least 1 triangle. Buildings must contain at least 1 square. Buildings must contain 1 triangle and 1 square. newspaper and tape. Engineering Solutions to Natural Hazards

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