Science, Computing, DT
Geography - Find out about earthquakes
A series of lessons
System thinking, Problem-finding, Creative problem-solving, Improving
Imagine, Plan, Create, Improve
cocktail sticks, marshmallows, jelly, tray, orcrumble microcomputer, motor, batteries, glue sticks
Make something that will act as a model earthquake using jelly.
Can I make something to demonstrate what effect an earthquake might have on a building?
Make a cocktail and mashmallow structure. Place it on a jelly base.
Program a crumble computer to turn a motor (use 'crumble' software which can be downloaded free)
Stick the motor on the side of the tray and switch crumble on.
Can you make the motor go on and off, backwards and forwards, faster and slower?
What happens if you use two motors or make your structure higher?
Make sure the jelly is set beforehand.
Internet images on simple cocktail and marshmallow structures.
Images and videos on earthquakes