14 Aug 2020

Year 9 Science

Year 9 have wrapped up their Plate Tectonics unit by constructing buildings and modelling various designs to see how easily they would fall in a model earthquake.

Students could choose their own variable - the distribution of weight within a building, the width of the building either at the bottom or top of the building, or if base isolation will affect the outcome.

The class also spent time with our Foundation students recently sharing their volcano experiments in this same unit, which both older and younger groups very much enjoyed!