C4 – “3D virtual science models” Romania, March 2019
Romania: “3D virtual science models”: A set of workshops focused on modeling through construction sets. Visits the scientific laboratories and museums. Presentation of models from partner countries. Cultural events with historical presentation. Visit the regional city hall and socializing.
Meteorology is the study of all changes in the atmosphere, i.e. the layers of gases (air) that surround the earth. In order to do this we will need to study current weather conditions and the general climate in your area, and identify which factors most affect your daily temperature.
To do this, you must first make a weather station.
- Make a Weather Station
- Building a Psychrometer
- Make a Barometer
- Make and Use an Anemometer to measure Wind Speed
- Make and Use a Wind Vane to determine Wind Direction
- Air Pollution: What’s the Solution?
Because earthquakes can cause walls to crack, foundations to move and even entire buildings to crumple, engineers incorporate into their structural designs techniques that withstand damage from earthquake forces, for example, cross bracing, large bases and tapered geometry. Earthquake-proof buildings are intended to bend and sway with the motion of earthquakes, or are isolated from the movement by sliders. Engineers come up with an idea, test it, and then re-engineer the structure based on its performance.
Hands-on Activity: Earthquake in the Classroom
- Designing an Earthquake-resistant Structure
- Build an Earthquake-Proof Structure
- Is There a Whole Lot of Shaking Going On? Make Your Own Seismograph and Find Out! (Earthquakes)
- How Do I Locate That Earthquake’s Epicenter?