ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: Science (4)
Title: Earthquakes in the Classroom
Description: Students will learn how engineers construct buildings to withstand damage from earthquakes by building their own structures with toothpicks and marshmallows. Students test how earthquake-proof their buildings are through an earthquake simulation using a pan of Jell-O. This lesson was adapted from Teach Engineering. This lesson results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.