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Welcome to our DT block!


Over the next few days, we shall be looking at earth-quake resistant buildings. We will be researching, designing, building and evaluating.


To begin today, take a minute to think about the following questions.

What does earthquake resistant mean?

Which countries will need these?

How could a building become earthquake resistant?

Today, we are going to do some research into one of the most amazing buildings on Earth – the Burj Khalifa.

The tech behind world's tallest building

The Burj Khalifa is mind-boggling! Using the internet, copy and answer these questions to find out more about it.

  • How many floors are there? 
  • How tall in meters? 
  • How many Eiffel tours (to the nearest Eiffel tour) would you need to stack to make the Burj Khalifa? 
  • How long did it take to build?
  • What country is it in? 
  • Why designed it? 

On Monday, you are going to begin designing your own earthquake-resistant building.
To begin your thinking about this, the following video has some excellent ideas!

Earthquake Proof Buildings? Science Fair Project with Justin