In this activity, students observe what happens to filled land when an earthquake shakes it up. They will fill a pan with sand, add water and place a brick in it to simulate a building, then tap the pan with a mallet and see what happens. A materials list, instructions, and background information are included.
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-910
This resource is part of 'Faultline: Seismic Science at the Epicenter'
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