The University of Cambridge tall buildings project pack provides a teaching resource for KS4 students in Design Technology.
There are three activities in the pack, encompassing the maths, physics and design technology of tall building design:
- Design Specification – brief research into historical tall buildings around the globe and how they stand up
- Building Geometry – investigation into the shapes that make tall buildings and how cranes are designed to enable construction of the upper floors
- Earthquake resistance – Hands on investigation focusing on how tall buildings resist earth tremors, involving model building and stability tests
Access the Project Pack courtesy of University of Cambridge.