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The Quake Cube
     Isadora, Karen, Lulu, Stephanie, Sun



“Ea rt h q ua k es do n’t k il l pe op le - b ui ldings do.”
Concept:

The quake cube is a 3D
puzzle used as a portable,
interactive educational
activity to teach children how
to arra...
Context:

When the
earthquake
happens, many
children may be
alone in their
house, and knowing
how to react to
prepare and ...
Precedents:
Materials we used:

Foam-board

Knives

rulers

Tapes

Paper

Color pencils
Advantages:

Low-cost production

easy to handle and versatile

kids can make it under the
supervision of a teacher

since...
Process:
3 pieces together form the base of the puzzle,

All the other pieces can be arranged into different
furnitures
Process:
Due to its structural flexibility, the puzzle can turn into
different rooms and features, according to the purpos...
Process:
The kids arrange the pieces
into furniture and while
they do it, teachers should
explain basic principles of
prep...
Process:

The earthquake
scenario can also
be simulated in
order to the kids
to understand the
safe zones better
(in this ...
Process:

by physically touching
and arranging the pieces,
younger kids will have a
better understanding of
how to prep th...
Principles to be taught:
store heavy objects on lower shelves and
breakable objects in cabinets with latched doors,

bolt ...
Results:

children will be able to work on their creativity, by
developing and placing furniture, and also their
strategy ...
Next Steps:

create a complete modular structure of furniture
and model base to foster even more the flexibility
of the pu...
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This is a project developed in Shanghai, China during June, 2010. The goal was to teach kids how to behavior in the case of earthquake in an interactive way.

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  • Transcript of "Quakecube final presentation"

    1. 1. The Quake Cube Isadora, Karen, Lulu, Stephanie, Sun “Ea rt h q ua k es do n’t k il l pe op le - b ui ldings do.”
    2. 2. Concept: The quake cube is a 3D puzzle used as a portable, interactive educational activity to teach children how to arrange their home safely target: children at the elementary school
    3. 3. Context: When the earthquake happens, many children may be alone in their house, and knowing how to react to prepare and react to earthquakes may save many lives.
    4. 4. Precedents:
    5. 5. Materials we used: Foam-board Knives rulers Tapes Paper Color pencils
    6. 6. Advantages: Low-cost production easy to handle and versatile kids can make it under the supervision of a teacher since no glue was used, all pieces can be disassembled and rearranged again and again for more than one student at the same time
    7. 7. Process: 3 pieces together form the base of the puzzle, All the other pieces can be arranged into different furnitures
    8. 8. Process: Due to its structural flexibility, the puzzle can turn into different rooms and features, according to the purpose of the classes. Right now we’ve developed: bedroom living room kitchen
    9. 9. Process: The kids arrange the pieces into furniture and while they do it, teachers should explain basic principles of preparedness When the model is done, is time to the teacher to explain how the kid should proceed in case of earthquake
    10. 10. Process: The earthquake scenario can also be simulated in order to the kids to understand the safe zones better (in this case, under the table)
    11. 11. Process: by physically touching and arranging the pieces, younger kids will have a better understanding of how to prep their homes for an earthquake an additional mock earthquake safety kit is also included so that children can have a visual to look at rather than a list
    12. 12. Principles to be taught: store heavy objects on lower shelves and breakable objects in cabinets with latched doors, bolt bookcases and shelves to the walls to prevent them from falling over don’t hang heavy pictures or mirrors above where people sleep or sit, anchor heavy appliances and furniture, keep an earthquake emergency kit close. where to hide in case of an earthquake.
    13. 13. Results: children will be able to work on their creativity, by developing and placing furniture, and also their strategy and logic will understand basic principles of safeness and home security and in case they forget anything, will always be able to play again and remember
    14. 14. Next Steps: create a complete modular structure of furniture and model base to foster even more the flexibility of the puzzle develop better pieces incorporate feedback into project development

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