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What principles of building construction are important for helping a building survive an earthquake?
With Shake Table, visitors can construct a building, place it on the shake surface, select an actual historic earthquake from a digital menu and observe how well the building withstands the tremors. A slow-motion video replay of the building during the earthquake is viewable on the screen so that visitors can tell exactly how their test building failed and try again.
Visitors will learn about the importance of various building principles as they adjust their buildings to withstand stronger and stronger earthquakes. Using recorded data from recent earthquakes, the table moves in a realistic fashion.