6th Grade Science Lab

The sixth grade has been learning about earthquakes. In doing so, they were tasked with building a four story building that could withstand an earthquake.

The students were allowed to use different earthquake technologies which can reduce the shaking to a building. These included x-braces, cross braces, mass-dampers and extended building shapes.

Each student created their own design, and we tested them to see which building would allow for the least amount of shaking.

Author: The Saklan School Friday Blog

The Saklan School is a private Pre-K through 8 school located in Moraga, CA. Our mission is to think creatively, act compassionately, and live courageously.