In this activity, students use a physical model to investigate the effectiveness of different properties for base isolators.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • understand how base isolators work
  • know what properties make an effective base isolator
  • carry out a simple science investigation.

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • discussion questions
  • student handout.
    Published 18 July 2007, Updated 5 February 2013