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7th Grade Science Explores Earthquakes!

posted Mar 14, 2014, 8:06 AM by DMS DeKalb Middle School   [ updated Mar 14, 2014, 8:06 AM ]




7th Grade Science

Shake, rattle, and roll!! Seventh grade students used their knowledge of earthquakes to build earthquake proof structures… using only spaghetti, mini marshmallows, normal marshmallows, and masking tape! Students worked in groups of four to design and construct their towers over a 3 day time span. The main discovery: there is a very fine line between flexibility and stability needed to withstand an earthquake. Did your student’s tower survive?