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Students learn from construction engineers

Posted on April 18, 2024

On Monday, April 15, 2024, the Santa Ana Public Works construction engineering team had the opportunity to participate in a structure building activity with the 4th grade class at Jackson Elementary School.  The Public Works engineers, Michelle Cabañas, Danny Mai, and Gerardo Padilla guided the students in constructing earthquake-resistant structures using spaghetti and marshmallows.  The highlight of the activity was subjecting the structures to a shake table test, simulating an earthquake for ten seconds.

The 4th grade class, instructed by Mrs. Gourdine, is part of the STEAM Academy (Science/Technology/Engineering/Arts/Math) at Jackson Elementary.

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