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Building Bridges for Earthquakes

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Can you build a bridge to survive an earthquake from the San Andreas or Hayward faults?

http://www.eduweb.com/portfolio/bridgetoclassroom/engineeringfor.html

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Structures

 

Bridges

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bridge/build.html

http://www.learn4good.com/games/simulation/build_bridge_across_canyon.htm

http://www.freeworldgroup.com/games8/gameindex/fwgbridge2.htm

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/bridge/challenge/index.html

 

Testing Building Materials

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/lab/materials.html

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Mystery Structure #1

Do you know what kind of structure this is?

What is its name?

Where is it located?

What is it used for?

Why is it important?

How much taller is it than the CN Tower (metres)?

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Structures Word List

forces, pushing, pulling, turning/twisting, tension, comprehension, electromagnetic, gravity, friction, buoyancy, dead load, live load, deck, pier, span, foundations, approach, beam bridge, truss girder bridge, arch bridge, cantilever bridge, suspension bridge, abutment, counterbalance, anchors, towers, cables, hangers, concrete, rebar, wind, water, earthquake

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Smog City

 

Try this interactive air pollution simulator that shows how your choices, environmental factors, and land use contribute to air pollution.

http://www.smogcity.com/

 

When you have completed the activity and answered all of the questions, try this updated version.

http://www.smogcity2.org/smogcity.cfm?preset=ozone

 

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Energy Hog Busters

Play the following games (Fridge Frenzy, Bulb Hunter, Whack a Hog, Wacky Windows, Attic Attack) on the website below.  Post your score and tell us the message of each of the games.

www.energyhog.org/childrens.htm

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Rube Goldberg Machines

Here is the official website for the energy transformation machines we looked at in class.  Check out some of the crazy machines in the Gallery.

http://www.rubegoldberg.com/?page=home

 

Here are the two games we tried in class based on rube goldberg machines:
Goldburger to Go

http://pbskids.org/zoom/games/goldburgertogo/rubegame.html

Tom and Jerry Mousetrap

http://www.infinitecat.com/games/tom-n-jerry.html

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Energy Transformation Machines

http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/powerplay.html

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Bay of Fundy Tides

The Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world.  Hold down your mouse and run it over the picture to see the high and low tides.

Imagine if we could harness this tidal power!

http://bayoffundytourism.com/worlds-highest-tides/interactive/

(works better in Google Chrome)

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Ways to Save Water in Our Homes, School and Community!

SAVE WATER!

Are you up for a challenge?  Let’s see if we can come up with 100 or more ways to save water in our homes, school and community.  Click on add new comment to add your idea.  In order to include as many students as possible, let’s add no more than 1 idea each per day.  Make sure you read the other comments before posting your own to avoid repeats.  Good luck room 210!

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