This video shows an earthquake safe building and how that building was constructed.
This engaging video shows LA's most innovative and earthquake-safe building and tells you why it is so well suited to surviving an earthquake.
Visit Los Angeles's safest building-- it is practically floating off the ground!
A video about the dangers of the Hayward Fault, which runs by 7 million people. In 1868, the Hayward Fault erupted in what would be a disastrous earthquake today. Since the fault erupts every 140 years on average, East Bay residents and geologists are working to prepare for the inevitable event.
Students explore the various types of damage that can occur from an earthquake and understand why certain areas and structures are more prone to damage than others.
Reviews how buildings can be made safer from earthquakes.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Earthquake Safe Structures.
To encourage students to generate questions, activate their prior knowledge, and collect information to answer their own questions using a Question and Answer Table.
Summarize the main idea of a reading, create visual aids, and come up with new questions using a Four Square Concept Matrix.
Using the history and current retrofit of the San Francisco Bay Bridge as a case study, students will use a simulation to understand the different types of bridges and will be challenged to create their own toothpick bridge.
How scientists use a shaking table model to learn how structures respond to earthquakes so that they can be better designed.
The eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was replaced with an earthquake resistant self-anchored suspension bridge becuase the old span was found to be unsafe in an earthquake.
This study guide summarizes the key points of Earthquake Safe Structures. You can download and customize it to suit your needs and study habits.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Earthquake Safe Structures.