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NEES Teaching Demonstration: Earthquake-proof K'nex Buildings
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23 Jun 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Jason Lloyd, NEES EOT
Students will be able to observe two ways engineers counter seismic accelerations on high-rise strucutres on order to make them safe. This demonstration will need to be made age-appropriate by the...
K'Nex Buildings: Cross Bracing and Pendulum Tuned Mass Damper
13 May 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Jason Lloyd, NEES EOT
This classroom demonstration utilizes a manual shake table to teach K-12 students about earthquake engineering concepts. Topics covered include cross bracing and pendulum tuned mass dampers. This...
Make Your Own Earthquake: Earthquake Resistant Structure Using Wood Blocks
25 Mar 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Tenille Denise Medley
Part of the Make Your Own Earthquake series. Students will divide into groups of 3 or 4. Each group will perform three separate experiments using wooden blocks on a shake table to demonstrate how...