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Aftershock! Earthquake Lab

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Aftershock! Earthquake Lab

Learn the science of structures and seismology as you construct different kinds of buildings and then test them against the multi-speed shake table just like a real engineer!

Did you know that skyscrapers can withstand some types of earthquakes better than a single-story house? Aftershock! Earthquake Lab gives you the information and materials you need to build dozens of different buildings. Once built, use the motorized, variable-speed shake table—modeled after the enormous versions that engineers use to test real structures and materials—and watch how your buildings handle quakes of different types, magnitudes, and durations.

The 24-page illustrated activity book explains the science of tectonic plates, types of faults, seismic waves, ghost forests, sea-floor volcanoes, the causes of earthquakes, and more! You’ll also discover the engineering tricks that provide structural stability for the tallest buildings in the deadliest quake zones.

  • Quaking, shaking, building-breaking educational fun: Use the panels and girders to build a range of different types of structures outlined in the guide, then test their stability with the multi-speed shake table based on real engineering equipment
  • 53-piece kit includes a shake table modeled after the large-scale version used by real engineers: motorized dual-action shake machine with variable speed, 32 building girders, 9 floor panels, 8 wall panels, 1 base panel, 6 interchangeable quake keys, 3 interlocking power spines, sticker sheet, and 24-page illustrated science activity book
  • 24-page activity book explains the science behind the fun: Investigate plate tectonics, seismic waves, what paleontology can tell us about the shifting of continents, the engineering behind earthquake-resistant buildings, and more as you construct and destruct your own buildings
  • All you need to add are three 1.5V AA (LR6) batteries, not included: Everything else you need to shake up some fun is there
  • Perfect for budding engineers and geophysicists ages 8+: Great activity for sleepovers, play dates, or family fun nights



  • Motorized Dual-Action Shake Machine with Variable Speed
  • 32 Building Girders
  • 9 Floor Panels
  • 8 Wall Panels
  • 1 Base Panel
  • 6 Interchangeable Quake Keys
  • 3 Interlocking Power Spines
  • Sticker Sheet
  • 24-Page Illustrated Science Activity Book
  • Age: From to years
  • Theme: Laboratories, Science
  • Package size: 13 x 15 x 3.253.25 inches
  • UPC: 834509005255
  • Price: US $39.99 / CAN $ 49.99 / UK £24.99
  • Released: January 1, 2017