The Shaking Subject of Earthquake Resistant Houses . BY: OLIVIA TOGGAS, BEN WALLACH,MAY MCLAUGHLIN, AND BROOKE MILLIGAN. Problem/Purpose. What types of structures can be built to best withstand earthquakes. . Research .
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OLIVIA TOGGAS, BEN WALLACH,MAY MCLAUGHLIN, AND BROOKE MILLIGAN
Build three medium size houses made out of clay and use toothpicks to keep the clay together.
Build three medium houses made out of popsicle sticks.
Build three medium houses made out of cardboard.
Put 1 clay house on shake table, have someone count the number of shakes it takes to fall.
Do this for the rest of clay houses.
Record and write down things we notice.
Repeat for cardboard and popsicle sticks.
Find similarities and differences between structures.
Our hypothesis states that if we build 3 types of structures than the clay house will best withstand the shake. Our hypothesis was incorrect. The clay house fell in the fastest time. If we could change our experiment than we would’ve tried to make all the structures as alike as possible. This could of made our information more accurate. We also could of used a stronger type of clay. A factor that effected our results was that all the structures were not the same size. This could have an effect on our results.