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05 Dec 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Heidi Pence, NEES EOT
To give students a visual example, using a slinky, of how an energy wave propagates through the Earth. K-12 Earthquake Activity Teaching Modules A Joint Project of the Network for Earthquake...
Fault Slip - Grades 4-5
29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Joe Paul Trudeau, NEES EOT
Students will learn data interpretation and about earthquakes through the use of the Quake Catcher Network (QCN) device and a gritted surface models fault slip. K-12 Earthquake Activity Teaching...
Convection Current and Tetonic Plates
29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Hanna Vincent, NEES EOT
Students should understand the actions of fluids and gases with varying densities, which create convection currents. This demonstration will broaden their understanding of how such currents shape...
29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Sean Allen, NEES EOT
K-12 Earthquake Activity Teaching Modules A Joint Project of the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) and the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) In the spring of...
Earthquake Waves and Propagation Through a Surface
29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Heidi Pence, NEES EOT
Purpose: To give students a demonstration of how earthquake waves propagate through the earth using a Quake Catcher Network (QCN) device to record the material response.
Fault Slip - Grades 6-8
Students will learn graphing skills, data interpretation, and earthquake mechanics through the use of the Quake Catcher Network (QCN) device and a gritted surface to demonstrate fault slip.
Fault Slip - Grades 9-12
Mountains and Sedimentary Rock
Explore how moving continental plates can form mountains using a simple experiment with sand and flour. Why do mountains and some hills have layered rocks in them? Standards: National Science...
South America and Africa Puzzle
See how well South America and Africa fit together! I wonder why that is..... Do you think that the two continents were once next to each other? National Science Standards: K-4 Content...
Make Your Own Earthquake: Testing Earthquakes on Paper Buildings
14 Apr 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Steven C. Smith
This 45 minute activity uses accelerometers to test earthquakes on paper buildings. Developed by Mr. Steven Smith, Purdue University, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science. Please...
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...
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 Quake-Catcher...
Make Your Own Earthquake: Seismic Waves and the Slinky: A Guide for Teachers
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...
Make Your Own Earthquake: What is a Seismometer?
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...
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...
Make Your Own Earthquake: INTRO & BACKGROUND
01 Apr 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Make Your Own Earthquake: Earth is made of 7 major tectonic plates and numerous secondary and tertiary plates that move towards each other, away from each other or slide past each other. The...
Make Some Waves
05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects
In this activity, students use their own creativity (and their bodies) to make longitudinal and transverse waves. Through the use of common items, they will investigate the different between...
Save Our City!
Students learn about various natural hazards and specific methods engineers use to prevent these hazards from becoming natural disasters. They study a hypothetical map of an area covered with...
Survive That Tsunami!
05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Students use a table-top-sized tsunami generator to observe the formation and devastation of a tsunami. They see how a tsunami moves across the ocean and what happens when it reaches the...