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Dorothea Tran Period 7 6th Grade
The Earthquakes PBL was about building a new home for Tony Stark that can withstand seismic waves and strong earthquakes. The driving question was: How can we, as structural engineers, construct, a two story house in CA for Tony Stark that will withstand seismic activity? My design for Tony Stark is a two story huse that constists of dampers (which are used to absorb the shock of the earthquake), base isolaters that allow the house to bend and flex, and tension ties (ties the floors and celings together). Flexible pipes are also used to reduce damage, bricks as the foundation, and lastly wood (for holding up the structure and keeping the house from toppling over). By completing this project, I learned that earthquakes can be very devestating and we can't prevent it, but we can be prepared.
30 Hands Project
Natural processes and human activities contributing to the greenhouse effect.
What is global warming and what is causing it?
Emmissions from human activites.