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From the pyramids of ancient Egypt to the skyscrapers and suspension bridges of modern day, humans have strived to build structures that withstand the forces of time and nature. Examine the science behind construction, and learn how structures are built to last.
Exhibit Highlights
Mini Shake Table Build your own structures and see if they would stand up to the test of an earthquake.
Earthquake Experience   Feel the shaking of an earthquake—and learn how to prepare for a real one! For more information on earthquakes, visit our earthquake preparedness page.
Energy Detective   Play this fun computer game to investigate the ways you can save energy at home. For more tips on conserving energy, visit our Flex Your Power page.
Materials Bar   See live demonstrations to learn about materials and their characteristics. Knowing the limits of substances can help builders determine what to use to create a lasting structure.
The Globeheads   Visit the Science Center's conservation-oriented Claymation family in the Creative World gallery or online!
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