I wanted to quickly share our easy STEM activity to understand and study about earthquakes.
We have this book Earthquakes and Volcanoes which has stayed inside our cupboard for a long time.
After watching a show on Hot star ‘World’s worst natural disasters’ I understood how important is to talk to our children about it.
We spoke about earth surfaces, disturbances, collapses, hide spots if there is an emergency, how other countries pitch in to help etc.
We also spoke about countries which are more prone to earthquakes- Japan, Nepal and India. Lil D was disappointed to know that India was on the list too.
I took this as an opportunity to talk about how Japanese have very little furniture and posses very little(minimalist) because of this reason.
And how carefully their houses are built having earthquakes in their mind.
Most importantly, we discussed how architectural structures are very important. Especially in earthquake prone areas.
And how pillars play an important role.
We did this simple activity of placing the wooden blocks and Lego blocks on the baking tray. We shook the tray to mimic slight tremors to see which one stood strong.
D pointed out that tall structures collapse easily. Logical thinking, eh ?
So what’s your take on this?
Do you think you will talk about natural disasters your children? Or not?
I am all ears 😊