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K-12 & Pre-College Engineering
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The Apply Earthquakes curriculum module is part of STEM: Explore, Discover, Apply (EDA), athree course elective sequence for middle school grades 6-8; each module typically lasts threeweeks. In Apply Earthquakes, 8th grade students perform global earthquake engineeringactivities that address community needs. The engineering design process (EDP) guides thestudents through the design and implementation of projects and concepts related to earthquakedesign. The end result is that students build a model structure using various materials such asbalsa wood, cotton balls, and craft sticks, to withstand earthquakes (as simulated by a shaketable).
Mondisa, J., & Corbett, K. S. (2015, June), Global Earthquake Engineering: A STEM EDA Lesson and Activity (Curriculum Exchange) Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24155
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