This kit was built for use with the Microsoft® Hacking STEM Project, Using Computational Thinking to Understand Earthquakes.


In this lesson, core earth science ideas are integrated with important 21st-century technical skills. Emphasis is placed on combining science, engineering, and technology to gather and visualize earthquake data critical for making informed decisions about human safety. Students model how engineers incorporate tuned mass dampers in skyscraper design to make them resistant to earthquake damage.


Activity Requirements
This activity requires project instructions, technical requirements, and lesson plans from the Microsoft® Hacking STEM website, including:

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