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Towering Toothpick Disaster Lab Activity

Using basic building materials, students design and build a three-story, earthquake resistance structure.

  • Materials for 15 groups
  • Teacher-Developed and Tested
  • Students Apply Geology Knowledge to Solve a Real-World Problem
In an optional extension activity, they can also design and build a base isolator.

The teacher-designed activity comes with instructions and enough materials for 15 setups.

Accessories information: To further their learning, students can test whether their structure can withstand an earthquake with the Shake, Rattle, and Roll Earthquake Board Activity Set, available separately.



Item # Description No. of Lab Groups Unit Availability Price Quantity
470016-768 Towering Toothpick Disaster Lab Activity
15 Each Retrieving


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