Friday, February 22, 2013

LEGO® Bricks used for Science Fair - Skyscrapers Built to Last


Last year, I used my LEGO® bricks for my Science Fair Project.  My project was titled Skyscrapers Built to Last.  I made a shake board and tested my LEGO structure at different heights.  It was a lot of fun and I won first prize.


Here are pictures of my science board, shake table, smallest and largest structure.  You can find instructions to build your shake board at Science Buddies website.  Enjoy and happy building!
 
God Bless,
CJ
LEGO brick Science Fair Project, Skyscraper Science Project
My Science Board, Shake Table and Largest Structure
LEGO brick Science Fair Project, Skyscraper Science Project
Close up of shake table and smallest structure.

10 comments:

  1. My daughter would like to try this experiment. What did you measure to show your graphs? How long the building with stood the earthquake? Thanks,

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  2. I measured how stable the building was at different heights. It was fun. I built different size towers and tested them one by one several times to prove my experiment.

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    1. Thanks. So your graphs how long the buildings would fall? The graphing part is confusing us if you can't tell, We plan on build a few different height buildings and then putting them on the shake board. Thanks again! PS we love all your scenes of legos!

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    2. Hi Misty,

      I measured lines on the shake board in inches using a Sharpie and then tested it at different displacements. I graphed my results at each displacement on the shake board. Feel free to ask me any questions. I'd love to see photos of the finished product too. Thanks for the nice comment on my LEGO scenes.

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  3. We really love your Lego Science Fair Project. My son is going to do this for his project. How exactly, did you measure displacement. I read the response above but I'm slightly confused. He has already built 3 towers, different heights. Can you please re explain how you measured displacement. Thank you so much for sharing and you did an awesome job!

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    1. I built a shake tower using a notebook with the binding cut off, rubber bands, and rubber balls. I measured out in inches on my binder with a sharpie and then tested my three towers at the difference displacements that I measured. The tower will react differently depending upon how far the displacement is when tested. I hope this answers you questions. Have fun!

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  4. How can I send a picture of my science project for you to see?

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    1. You can email me at buildinglegoswithchrist@gmail.com

      Thanks, I look forward to seeing it.

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  5. What were the materials you used for this science project?
    Thanks'

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