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.
We recommend reading the artcle, Base isolation and seismic dampers before trying this activity.