Grand Award

Second Place

Lego Earthquake Survival

Physics and Astronomy
Mitchell Biffar

Gretchen Holtzer

This project deduces the sturdiest Lego piece when utilized in various heights of towers being "quaked" on an orbital shaker. The results give insight into the most ideal components and structures to consider for earthquake affected zones.

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2 thoughts on “Lego Earthquake Survival

  1. An interesting experiment with results I did not expect (same as you). I would definitely try to continue this research next year!

  2. Great job reflecting on your data with mention of the limitations and future directions. Science is all about formulating, testing, adjusting and retesting. Our hypotheses tend to evolve over time and you already have a firm grasp on that! Great job!

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