Here’s what you’ll do in this activity
Here are the materials to make the shake table
Build the shake table
Add a handle and test it
Here are the materials to make your building
Think about the challenge
Build it (continued)
Test your building
Did you know?
Tokyo Sky Tree is the tallest tower in the world (634 m; 2,080 ft). It’s also located right in the heart of an earthquake zone. So its engineers and architects needed to build a tower with the latest anti-earthquake technology. One way they did this was by standing the tower on a triangular, pyramid-shaped base.
While still under construction, the tower was put to the test when?a tremendous 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck Tokyo. Sky Tree’s earthquake-resistant features worked beautifully—there was no structural damage and none of the construction workers caught in the building during the quake were injured.
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