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NICERC™ Discover Earthquakes Kit

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Product Number: KI04572

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Grades 7.

Students are employed by an architectural and civil engineering firm and have been assigned to create and present a proposal for a new headquarters office building for a worldwide producer of chemical-based products. Their team specializes in earthquake-resistant office tower designs. Using the engineering design process as a guide, students research concepts related to structures, brainstorm designs, build, and test the scale model of an office building on a shake table. This kit contains enough materials for 10 groups.Access to curricula materials can be found at

Materials in this kit include: string, marbles, screw eye hooks, toothpicks, assorted candy, masking tape, cotton balls, cardboard box, plastic cups, and zinc washers.

The product image is representative of the types of materials included in the kit. Specific components may vary.

Please note: NO additional discounts apply.

WARNING: Choking Hazard. Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Item Weight: 52
Age: 12 yrs.
Prop 65:
Assembly Required: false
Grade: 7
School Type: Middle School
Subject Areas: STEM


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