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Building The Tallest Tower. By Aidan Brandt, Sophia Cosette Bloom, and Hunter Allen. Background Information. The tallest towers in the world are the P etronas Towers. Buildings are made to withstand forces, such as: gravity, people inside, weight of building materials, and weather.

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building the tallest tower
Building The Tallest Tower

By Aidan Brandt, Sophia Cosette Bloom, and Hunter Allen

background information
Background Information
  • The tallest towers in the world are the Petronas Towers.
  • Buildings are made to withstand forces, such as: gravity, people inside, weight of building materials, and weather.
  • Shake tables… shake. 
question
Question?

Will our replica towers withstand the force of a shake table, like a real tower and a earthquake?

hypothesis
Hypothesis
  • If we put the table out of alignment by four centimeters then the towers will fall.
materials
Materials
  • Lego Bricks.
  • One large Flat Lego Plate.
  • Metric Ruler.
  • 3- Ring Binder.
  • Scissors.
  • 4 Small Rubber Balls Of The Same Size.
  • 2 Large Rubber Bands.
  • Shake table.
procedure 1
Procedure 1
  • Cut the front and back off a three ring binder with scissors.
  • Place the 2 binder covers on top of one another.
  • Rubber band the 2 together by stretching a rubber band around each end as about 1” from the edge of the board.
  • Insert the rubber balls between the boards at each corner placing them about 5cm from the edges.
  • The shake table should now be assembled.
  • Attach a large, flat, Lego mounting plate to the top of your shake table.
  • Make many towers with increasing height in the same pattern every time.
procedure 2
Procedure 2

8. Measure each of the towers and make a data table and fill in the table with each of the heights

9. Put the towers on the shake table, and then, shake the table. 

10. Measure how far the bricks are out of alignment and record it in your data table.

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