- to educate students on earthquakes
- earthquake is a natural disaster happening in the Philippines
- demonstrate a phenomenon that greatly affects the Philippines in order to better prepare the students for any prospective earthquake strike
What it does
- Test the strength of different sand compositions under earthquake simulation
- Test the strength of different house structures under earthquake simulation
How we built it
- we built different houses using popsicle sticks, one-time chopsticks, tape and hot glue gun.
- we add water and pebbles to dry sand to create different sand compositions or structures -demonstrate a phenomenon that greatly affects the Philippines in order to better prepare the students for any prospective earthquake strike
Challenges we ran into
- how to make the experiment relevant to the daily life in the Philippines
- how to design an experiment with low-cost equipment and materials that are available in the Philippines
- how to make the experiment construction time around 90 minutes to 180 minutes
- how to design a house with different structures
Accomplishments that we're proud of
- our project will help people in the Philippines by educating them on the science behind the effect of earthquakes on their house and the ground.
- our project is low-cost and accessible to everyone but well designed!
- our project can be done at home as a fun activity to learn about liquefaction
What we learned
- we learned about liquefaction in material chemistry and tried to apply it in our project
- we learned about the challenges faced in the Philippines
What's next for Sandy Cheeks
We'll present our project to the judges and hopefully our project will have a chance to help students in the Philippines!