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  1. 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...

    http://nees.org/resources/7886

  2. 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...

    http://nees.org/resources/7623

  3. K-12 Seismic Design Competition

    09 Oct 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Kelly Doyle, NEES EOT

    This activity introduces K-12 students to earthquake engineering concepts by allowing them to build structures and test them on an educational shake table.  The competition is broken down into...

    http://nees.org/resources/5002

  4. Assessment to be used with "Become An Engineer" Lesson #4432

    01 Aug 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Pamela McClure

    This is an example of a brief exit survey/assessment that could be used after the Become An Engineer  learning object (Learning object 4432)

    http://nees.org/resources/4772

  5. World Earthquake 2011: Visualization Map

    02 Apr 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    Developed by a researcher in Japan, this 9 minute visualization shows the locations, magnitude and depths of the 9323 earthquakes with magnitude greater than or equal to 4.5 from January 1, 2011...

    http://nees.org/resources/4389

  6. Blinky Bug

    23 Mar 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Keith T Adams, Pamela McClure, NEES EOT

    This little earthquake detector can be made with $5 of electronics. Designed by Keith Adams.

    http://nees.org/resources/4338

  7. Tsunami Awareness Video

    10 Feb 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    It can be many miles long, from 1 to 100 feet high, traveling at 400 miles per hour. This ocean monster is known as a tsunami and it can wreak havoc on coastal populations and landscapes. A...

    http://nees.org/resources/4271

  8. Earthquake Alarm Goes Off in School - WLFI News

    08 Feb 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    CLICK THE "VIEW MEDIA" BUTTON TO WATCH THE VIDEO LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - An earthquake alarm is a sound no student ever wants to hear. That's what students at Glen Acres Elementary school heard...

    http://nees.org/resources/4247

  9. Drill Prepares Hoosiers for Earthquake

    07 Feb 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    CLICK THE "VIEW MEDIA" BUTTON TO WATCH THE VIDEO INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - People around Indiana and other states are using Tuesday to prepare for what to do if a big earthquake hit. It's called...

    http://nees.org/resources/4228

  10. Post-Disaster Structural Data Collection Following the 11 March 2011 Tohoku, Japan Tsunami

    03 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Michael James Olsen, Ian Robertson, Solomon Yim, kwok Cheung

    The tsunami triggered by the 11 March 2011 magnitude 9.0 earthquake off Tohoku, Japan, created widespread structural damage in cities along the Japanese coastline. Careful documentation of flow...

    http://nees.org/resources/4165

  11. Natural Frequency: Masses on Rods

    11 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Catherine Ellen French, NEES EOT

    The mass and stiffness of a building affect how much an earthquake damages the building. The natural frequency, related to mass and stiffness, is the frequency that the structure will shake at....

    http://nees.org/resources/3830

  12. What are Earthquakes?

    10 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Catherine Ellen French, NEES EOT

    Plate tectonics is a theory that describes the movement of the Earth's crust. The Earth's outer shell consists of individual plates, which interact in various ways and thereby...

    http://nees.org/resources/3828

  13. Slinky Waves

    09 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Catherine Ellen French, NEES EOT

    When an earthquake occurs, energy is released in the form of seismic waves. This activity uses slinkys, toothpicks and marshmallows to explore two types of seismic waves (p-waves and s-waves) and...

    http://nees.org/resources/3826

  14. Understanding How Earthquakes Affect the Built Environment: Day 5

    19 Oct 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Amy Cerato, NEES EOT

    This engineering educational module on the behavior of piles in soft clays during earthquake loading seeks to introduce engineering as a viable career to 5th-8th graders and teach students how...

    http://nees.org/resources/3719

  15. Understanding How Earthquakes Affect the Built Environment: Day 4

    13 Oct 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Amy Cerato, NEES EOT

    This engineering educational module on the behavior of piles in soft clays during earthquake loading seeks to introduce engineering as a viable career to 5th-8th graders and teach students how...

    http://nees.org/resources/3691

  16. Understanding How Earthquakes Affect the Built Environment: Day 3

    13 Oct 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Amy Cerato, NEES EOT

    This engineering educational module on the behavior of piles in soft clays during earthquake loading seeks to introduce engineering as a viable career to 5th-8th graders and teach students how...

    http://nees.org/resources/3690

  17. Understanding how Earthquakes Affect Built Environment

    07 Oct 2011 | Series | Contributor(s): Amy Cerato, NEES EOT

    This is a 5 part series designated for 5th - 8th grade students. This engineering educational module on the behavior of piles in soft clays during earthquake loading seeks to introduce...

    http://nees.org/resources/3651

  18. Understanding How Earthquakes Affect the Built Environment: Day 1

    07 Oct 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Amy Cerato, NEES EOT

    This engineering educational module on the behavior of piles in soft clays during earthquake loading seeks to introduce engineering as a viable career to 5th-8th graders and teach students how...

    http://nees.org/resources/3652

  19. Understanding How Earthquakes Affect the Built Environment: Day 2

    07 Oct 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Amy Cerato, NEES EOT

    This engineering educational module on the behavior of piles in soft clays during earthquake loading seeks to introduce engineering as a viable career to 5th-8th graders and teach students how...

    http://nees.org/resources/3654

  20. EOT Student Activities with Culver Academy Engineering Students: Tsunami Wave Tank and Shake Table

    03 Oct 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris

    On September 28, 2011, sixty junior and senior engineering students from Culver Academy visited the NEEScomm office and spent time with our EOT staff learning more about NEES. Students interacted...

    http://nees.org/resources/3636