Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Earthquakes and liquefaction

I feel like we've talked about earthquakes a billion times, but (to my children at least) it never seems to get old! :)

This time we did a liquefaction demonstration. You fill up a big container with sand, then stir in water until the sand is quite saturated. This represents your groundwater. You can also add blocks to represent buildings, for dramatic effect. :)

Then you shake your container vigorously. The sand becomes suspended in the water, and the area is temporarily liquefied. You can read more about it here.

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