
Make Your Own Earthquake: NEES@Illinois
31 May 2011  Multimedia  Contributor(s): Gregory Pluta, NEES EOT
NEES@Illinois used the "Make Your Own Earthquake activity to demonstrate principles of earthquake engineering and seismic activity to K12 students at the 2011 Engineering Open...
http://nees.org/resources/2988

Make Your Own Earthquake: K  4 Lesson Plan
26 Apr 2011  Learning Objects  Contributor(s): Jason Lloyd, NEES EOT
Make your Own Earthquake: Students will be able to generate energy waves and observe their amplitudes as recorded by a simple seismometer. They'll make their own earthquake!
The...
http://nees.org/resources/2818

Make Your Own Earthquake: Grade 5  8 Lesson Plan
26 Apr 2011  Learning Objects  Contributor(s): Jason Lloyd, NEES EOT
Make your Own Earthquake: Students will be able to generate energy waves and observe their amplitudes as recorded by an accelerometer. The introduction to the lesson will develop the path your...
http://nees.org/resources/2819

Make Your Own Earthquake: Grade 9  12 Lesson Plan
26 Apr 2011  Learning Objects  Contributor(s): Jason Lloyd, NEES EOT
Make your Own Earthquake: Students will be able to generate energy waves and observe their amplitudes as recorded by an accelerometer. Students will use the recorded accelerations to further...
http://nees.org/resources/2820

Make Your Own Earthquake: QCN Network Lab
14 Apr 2011  Learning Objects  Contributor(s): NEES EOT
By Deborah Kane. This activity reviews the concept of acceleration and then introduces students to a sensor that records acceleration. The lab exercise leads the students through several...
http://nees.org/resources/2825

Make Your Own Earthquake: Magnitude and Intensity Lab
11 Apr 2011  Learning Objects  Contributor(s): NEES EOT
by (Option 1) Deborah Kane and (Option 2) IRIS. This activity describes the differences between an earthquake's magnitude and intensity and then has students experiment with the QuakeCatcher...
http://nees.org/resources/2807

Make Your Own Earthquake: Seismic Waves and the Slinky: A Guide for Teachers
11 Apr 2011  Learning Objects  Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Make your Own Earthquake: This teaching guide is designed to introduce the concepts of waves and seismic waves that propagate within the Earth, and to provide ideas and suggestions for how to...
http://nees.org/resources/2809

Make Your Own Earthquake: What is a Seismometer?
11 Apr 2011  Learning Objects  Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Students will learn that a seismometer detects three components of motion and that a seismogram is the record of an earthquake. Prior to this activity, students should be introduced to the basics...
http://nees.org/resources/2790

Make Your Own Earthquake: Seismac Activity I: "Take the pulse of your classroom using Seismac!"
11 Apr 2011  Learning Objects  Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Students should already have received instruction on the basic principles of seismic waves. For ideas on how to provide this instruction please see:...
http://nees.org/resources/2792

Make Your Own Earthquake: The Accelerometer
01 Apr 2011  Learning Objects  Contributor(s): Tenille Denise Medley
The Accelerometer Introduction Acceleration is the change of movement. For example, if you are walking in the park at a speed of 3 miles per hour then you decide to start jogging at a speed of 5...
http://nees.org/resources/2769

Elementary School Presentation  Plate Tectonics, Seismology and Earthquakes
09 Feb 2011  Learning Objects  Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Jamison Steidl, NEES EOT
A Powerpoint discussion of Plate Tectonics, Seismology and Earthquakes directed toward elementary school students.
http://nees.org/resources/2597

Middle School Presentation  Plate Tectonics, Seismology and Earthquakes
09 Feb 2011  Learning Objects  Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Jamison Steidl, NEES EOT
A Powerpoint presentation on Plate Tectonics, Seismology and Earthquakes aimed at middle school students.
http://nees.org/resources/2601

Magnitude of the Richter Scale
05 Aug 2010  Learning Objects
In this activity, students will learn about the Richter Scale for measuring earthquakes. The students will make a booklet with drawings that represent each rating of the Richter Scale.
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http://nees.org/resources/575

Types and Magnitudes of Earthquakes
02 Aug 2010  Learning Objects
This lesson is intended to help students learn about how earthquakes are measured, and the difference of varying intensities. Students will make associations between the modified Mercalli...
http://nees.org/resources/423

Tremor Troop: Earthquakes  A Teacher's Package for K6. Revised Edition
02 Aug 2010  Learning Objects
This teacher's package for grades K6 provides readytouse, handson activities for students and teachers on the science of earthquakes and earthquake safety. This edition contains assessments...
http://nees.org/resources/436