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Earthquake shake

Postby CarterC07 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:53 pm

Hi. I am doing the Sweet and Sticky Earthquake Shake experiment for my project but when we have tested the houses they don't fall apart. Help!

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Re: Earthquake shake

Postby RicaC » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:21 pm

Dear CarterC07,

I recommend reading over the procedure of the project guide to see if you missed any steps. If you still have trouble after reading the procedure, please let me know.


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Re: Earthquake shake

Postby kbannam » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:44 am

Hi CarterC07,

I read over the procedure, and under the section "Testing Your Shake Houses", step 3b says to shake the box very rapidly. Perhaps you may not have been shaking the box hard enough? Good luck and I hope this helps.


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Re: Earthquake shake

Postby EmmaGriffiths » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:19 pm

Hey there,

The above experts have some really good advice! I also read over the procedure and began to brainstorm how things may have gone wrong. Perhaps...

You used too much peanut butter and made the houses too strong (although it is just peanut butter, it can be quite sticky. Think of having a spoon of peanut butter in your mouth... it's strong enough to stick to your tongue)
You have unusually strong sugar cubes (this could be because of their density, where they have been stored, or brand)
The game box was not large enough to accommodate your tray

Remember not to give up! This is a fun project and I think you will enjoy your experience.


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