Could you construct a juice bar in Jakarta, an office in Osaka or a skyscraper in Sao Paulo to withstand one of the most destructive forces on Earth? This kit includes everything you need to engineer and construct hundreds of unique structure types on a motorized quake platform. When you’re ready to test your engineering skills, start the seismic action. The variable speed platform simulates real earthquakes of different types, magnitudes and durations. Observe the destruction and redesign your models in the pursuit of quake-resistant success. Includes a 24-page full-color book that provides an inside look at the geology of plate tectonics and seismic science from around the world.• A fascinating intro to the building blocks of engineering and architecture.• An experience in seismic science kids can actively observe.• Promotes inquiry, discovery, testing and redesigning skills.• Includes a 24-page full-color manual with global earthquake facts.
Age Recommendation: Ages 8 and up