Will the building be strong enough?

Today we learned about the earthquakes that happen in Japan. We found out that Japan can have up to 1,500 earthquakes a year. Because of this Japan have started to build houses that are designed to cope with earthquakes, ensuring that people’s homes are not destroyed and that people inside the buildings are kept safe. After learning about this we tried to build our own house made from spaghetti and play-doh to see if it could survive an earthquake. Unfortunately many houses were not strong enough!