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DESIGNING FOR DISASTER (March Lottery)Presented by: National Building MuseumIn this hands-on investigation, students will learn how buildings can be built to withstand the force of an earthquake. They will experience the engineering design process by investigating existing structural engineering ideas, then working in groups, students will design, construct, and test model buildings using a shake table. After analyzing how their structures performed, students will consider how they could improve their designs.Date: 5/9/2017, 5/25/2017Time: 12:30 PM Length of Event: 2 hoursLocation: National Building Museum401 F St NW,Washington, DC 20001Discipline: Civics/Social Studies/History/Geography, Visual ArtsCurriculum Connections: Architecture/Urban Studies, Technology, History & Geography, Science,Grades: 6-12
Chaperone Note: Requires 4 adults for every 30 students. For groups larger than 30 students, 8 adults are required.