Lesson 6: Landslides, Liquefaction, and Structural Failure
Earthquakes and Structural Failure
Materials / Preparation
Students may work individually or as partners.
This is a web-based activity. Students will determine the best bridge structure to withstand earthquakes of varying magnitudes. Visit the site first and practice the activity – Engineering for Earthquakes - before the students are asked to do so. The activity has audio. You may want to ask the students to either turn the volume down to low, or to turn off the audio – see bottom left of the screen for this option.