Students learn about seismology by using a sample seismograph constructed out of common classroom materials. The seismograph creates a seismogram based on vibrations caused by moving a ruler. The students work in groups to represent an engineering firm that must analyze the seismograph for how it works and how to read the seismogram it creates.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
(2010), "Seismology in the Classroom," http://nees.org/resources/580.