Tuned Mass Damper Activity

Tuned Mass Damper Activity

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The tuned mass damper project can be found in the Using Computational Thinking to Understand Earthquakes lesson plan. This lesson plan explores seismic activity, plate tectonics, and modern infrastructure techniques that help mitigate earthquake damage to buildings. Students build a tuned mass damper that aids them in learning these key scientific phenomena. When constructing their project, students might run into problems during the building inquiry. Here are some troubleshooting tips to help them get unstuck: 

Problem - My graph shows no data/My graph doesn’t show enough amplitude. 

Solution - Change the Data rows in the Workbook Settings tab to 500. 

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