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15 Jul 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Serge S Chakmakjian, Lelli Van Den Einde, Tara Hutchinson
A landmark full-scale test of a five-story reinforced concrete building was conducted on the NEES@UCSD shake table. The building was completely furnished with nonstructural components and systems....
NEES-EPICS Advanced Manual Shake Table
08 May 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sean Brophy
This low cost shake table provides an inexpensive, easy way to demonstrate simple harmonic waves. The shake tables use inexpensive components that can be purchase at a hardware supply store and...
UCSD Seismic Outreach
11 Apr 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Lelli Van Den Einde
UCSD Seismic Outreach is an annual program that is tailored for 6th graders providing the students and teachers with an opportunity to learn about earthquake science and engineering. The proposed...
NEES Instructional Shake Table
13 Mar 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sean Brophy
The NEES Instructional Shake Table (IST) can engage learners in engineering and scientific thinking associate with earthquakes and other dynamic conditions. The IST provides a low frequency force...
Mini-Wave Flume Structure Challenge
07 Feb 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Alicia Lynn Lyman-Holt
The Mini-Wave Flume Structure Challenge is an activity designed for public events but can also be used with smaller groups of people. It requires a Mini-Wave Flume as described by...
Mini-flume design drawings (CAD version)
This learning object includes the 3D Solidworks drawings for the design of the Mini Wave Flume. For the 2D (PDF) drawings please see (http://nees.org/resources/7458). Using these drawings a 16ft...
Mini-flume design drawings (PDF version)
This learning object includes the 2-d PDF drawings for the design of the Mini Wave Flume. For the 3D (Solid works) drawings please see (http://nees.org/resources/7471). Using these drawings a 16ft...
Quake Turns Ground to Liquid (Hacking the Planet episode)
30 Dec 2013 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Kenneth Stokoe, NEES EOT
Earthquake vibrations can turn soil into a liquid. This process is called liquefaction. This 1.5 minute video provides visual demonstrations of how liquefaction occurs using the large shaker...
Tsunami in a Sand Box
21 Oct 2013 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Alicia Lynn Lyman-Holt
This activity introduces students to how civil/coastal engineering and design can address problems and enable people to consider choices through cost/benefit analysis to help communities prepare...
19 Jun 2013 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
These plans are for an acrylic dollhouse that can be built for use on a shake table. Lessons can be used with this dollhouse and shake table to demonstrate concepts that are discussed within...
Building Frequency using K'NEX
19 Jun 2013 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Shawna Peterson, Jesse Hoye
The goal of this experiment is to give students insight into the behavior of two common earthquake-resisting systems for buildings, the moment frame and the brace frame, through introductory...
Ambassador Program at Howard University overview
11 Apr 2013 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Indira Sirjue, Valencia Tayler, Samrakshak Lamichhane, NEES EOT
A power point presentation outlining the activities of the Ambassador Program at Howard University.
NEES@Oregon State Wave Flumes: E-Week Poster
04 Feb 2013 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Alicia Lynn Lyman-Holt, NEES EOT
NEES@Oregon State Wave Flumes: E-Week Poster
Developed by Alicia Lyman-Holt
Template questions for uploading Learning Objects into NEESacademy
09 Jan 2013 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT, Pamela McClure
The contribution process is intended to be much like composing an e-mail: You'll start with writing the introduction and main content of your contribution and later attach files to it (video,...
Guidelines for Evaluation and Assessment of NEES EOT Learning Experiences
26 Dec 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sean Brophy, NEES EOT
This paper provides guidelines for defining evaluation and assessment methods of the learning experiences used in the Education, Outreach and Training (EOT) efforts of the Network for Earthquake...
Engineering Ambassador Evaluation Instrument
16 Dec 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Thalia Anagnos, Alicia Lynn Lyman-Holt, Claudia C Marin, NEES EOT
This survey aims to evaluate the impact of serving as an engineering ambassador on student development. Questions address gains in self efficacy; interest in pursuing undergraduate research and...
NEES@UCSD/COSMOS High School Earthquake Engineering EOT Activities
13 Dec 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Lelli Van Den Einde, Sam Lee, Andreas Stavridis
The California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) is a four-week, educational summer program for gifted and talented high school students. Science and engineering topics are...
K'NEX Earthquake Engineering Program for 4th & 6th Grade Students
13 Dec 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Heidi Tremayne (Faison)
The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) and nees@berkeley, an equipment site of the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation at the University of...
Effect of Earthquakes on Nonstructural Elements and Effects on Structural Bracing on the system
07 Nov 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Catherine Ellen French, NEES EOT
This learning module was developed at the University of Minnesota. It contains background information from FEMA on how to identify vulnerable nonstructural elements that are likely to cause injury...
Tsunami in a Bottle
16 Oct 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
This activity is one of several in a basic curriculum designed to increase student knowledge about earthquake science and preparedness. The activities can be done at any time in the weeks leading...