Pioneer Open House

Sixth grade earth science smore.

Earth Quake PBL

Earthquakes PBL

The earthquake PBL project was a project where we had to build a house for Tony Stark that could withstand an earthquake in California. The purpose of the earthquake PBL is to learn about earthquakes, learn how to work together as a team, and to be prepared if an earth quake struck. The driving question we based our project on was: How can we as structural engineers, construct a two story house in California for Tony stark that will withstand seismic activity. My teams design for Tony Stark was a one story house, which was made mostly out of Popsicle sticks and clay. We also planned to use straws for the roof but, that did not work out. Some main things I learned about this project was how to work as a team better, how hard the job of a structural engineer is, and what to do and what not to do while building an earthquake safe house.