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    Activity

    Make a Shake Table (micro:bit)

    Strawbees Team

    Simulate the movements caused by different earthquakes through the construction and testing of a shake table. The flexible and wiggly structure of the cube allows students to simulate the shifting cardboard tectonic plates. Connected to the sheets are levers with moving joints being pushed and pulled by the servo motor attached to the bottom cardboard piece controlled by the micro:bit.

    8-14+
    45:00
    :
    United States 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Cardboard
    Energy
    Engineering Design
    Forces
    Gravity

    Overview and Objectives

    Simulate the movements caused by different earthquakes through the construction and testing of a shake table. The flexible and wiggly structure of the cube allows students to simulate the shifting cardboard tectonic plates. Connected to the sheets are levers with moving joints being pushed and pulled by the servo motor attached to the bottom cardboard piece controlled by the micro:bit.