Build Your Own Babel

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.