K-6 UCSD Field Trip at Webshaker Lab -January 11, 2002

On Janary 11, 2002, groups of sixth graders from Carmel Del Mar Elementary School came to UCSD to study earthquakes. They were divided into groups and rotated amongst different stations. One of these stations was the Geomechanics Laboratory. Within the laboratory, they were introduced to the field of earthquake engineering. This included Quaky, a small shaketable, used for simulating earthquakes. In order to learn how Quaky works and to study the impact of an earthquake on a building, they tested Lego models that they had built prior to their coming in.  It was a great experience for both the sixth graders and all of us working in the laboratory.

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