Let’s build a house not shaken by an earthquake!

My name is Elena Vladescu, I am Scientix Ambassador for Romania and on 14.04.2019, I organized the activity “Let’s build a house not shaken by an earthquake!”.

This was a practical activity for 17 years old students for constructing a mock-up of an earthquake resistant building. I used Scientix resources in order to make a more interesting and attractive activity for my pupils to practice what they learn. The main Scientix resouce used was Constructing Earthquake-Proof Buildings – Student Worksheet For Upper Secondary Education available here:

http://www.scientix.eu/resources/details?resourceId=11441

I used also Crossword Puzzle On Seismology – Student Worksheet For Upper Secondary Education from here

http://www.scientix.eu/resources/details?resourceId=11439

and ERIS Educational Package “Physics Of Earthquakes – Extended” from here http://www.scientix.eu/resources/details?resourceId=21445.

With common materials (polystyrene, cardboard, wooden sticks, scissors, stapler, adhesive tape, ruler, pencils), students made a seismic mini-simulator and some models of buildings subject to earthquakes. My students had the opportunity to develop problem-solving skills, creativity, interpersonal and teamworking skills, verbal and written communication skills – essential for a career in engineering. Until now, the chapter about seismic waves was a little too theoretical for my pupils, but, with this practical activity they confessed that they enjoyed learning about earthquakes!

Here you can see pictures from this exercise: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZyI4VBL_vnBM-xPFLGksjGwlxHxADL2r?usp=sharing

Elena Vladescu, Scientix Ambassador for Romania, Liceul Teoretic “Nicolae Titulescu”, Slatina, Romania

This entry was posted in 2019, Uncategorized by elenavladescu. Bookmark the permalink.
Avatar

About elenavladescu

Elena Vladescu is a Physics and ICT secondary school teacher in Slatina, Romania. Additionally, she is a teacher trainer of Olt county Didactic Body House. She is also Scientix Ambassador in Romania, eTwinning ambassador, Europeana DSI-4 group member and an award winner in several competitions (eTwinning Awards and national competitions). She has received European Quality Label for her eTwinning projects and coordinated Comenius and Erasmus+ projects.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.