Right after we got back from San Diego, my research team went into a local elementary school and taught them all about how important foundation systems are in keeping structures, buildings and their inhabitants safe during earthquakes. Check out our awesome kindergarten, first and second grade engineers-in-training. They LOVED learning about earthquakes and building piles that withstood the shaking. Enjoy the short video!
If you are interested in teaching students about earthquakes using this module, please go to https://nees.org/resources/3651 to see the step-by-step instructions. The website also links the module components to K-12 standards.
I modified our original module, which was geared toward 8th graders, to focus on younger students, which was very easy to do!