Designing an earthquake-resistant building
How do cross-bracing, geometry, and base isolation help buildings withstand earthquakes? These important structural design features involve fundamental geometry that elementary school students can readily model and understand. The problem activity, Designing an Earthquake-Resistant Building, was undertaken by several classes of sixth- grade students (10–11-year-olds) toward the end of a three-year STEM education program that began when they were in grade 4. Students learned about engineers, how they improve society, and how design processes help solve engineering-based problems.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||engineering, mathematics, science, earthquakes, design|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2016 The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc.|
|Deposited On:||05 Sep 2016 04:35|
|Last Modified:||06 Sep 2016 00:31|
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