Year 6 Earthquake Houses

16th November 2020

In their Geography lessons, Year 6 children have been studying earthquakes. They have been learning how they happen, the terms such as epicentre, focus and shockwaves and recognising the worlds deadliest earthquakes. They have been looking at how people measure earthquakes on the Richter scale and how they think one would best protect themselves against an earthquake. They are also looking at a case study of the Haiti earthquake, the nature of it, the causes, environmental and human effects, and the human responses. Today, the children were asked to construct a house out of lollipop sticks and blue tac, and their creation was put to the test in a ‘Mrs Harvey earthquake’! The children began to understand that certain shaped structures could not withstand an earthquake.

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