Daily Archives: October 5, 2018

Building Earthquake Proof Shelters 

As part of our year 3 topic work on Tremors, we have been learning all about volcanoes and earthquakes. We have learnt how scientists use the Richter scale to measure earthquakes and we know the difference between active, dormant and extinct volcanoes. We have also looked at how the structure of a building can help it withstand an earthquake. 

On Tuesday we used our knowledge and worked in groups to plan our own earthquake proof buildings. Yesterday we constructed the buildings we planned. We had lots of fun and we can’t wait for next Tuesday when we are allowed to paint them. We hope our buildings can withstand the final earthquake test!