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  1. Earthquake Waves

    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...

    http://nees.org/resources/3848

  2. 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...

    http://nees.org/resources/3839

  3. 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...

    http://nees.org/resources/3915

  4. Earthquake Epicenter

    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...

    http://nees.org/resources/3914

  5. 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.

    http://nees.org/resources/3898

  6. Fault Slip - Grades 6-8

    29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Joe Paul Trudeau, NEES EOT

    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.

    http://nees.org/resources/3919

  7. Fault Slip - Grades 9-12

    29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Joe Paul Trudeau, NEES EOT

    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.

    http://nees.org/resources/3920

  8. Mountains and Sedimentary Rock

    29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Hanna Vincent, NEES EOT

    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...

    http://nees.org/resources/3918

  9. South America and Africa Puzzle

    29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Hanna Vincent, NEES EOT

    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...

    http://nees.org/resources/3916

  10. 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...

    http://nees.org/resources/2821

  11. 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

  12. 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...

    http://nees.org/resources/2807

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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...

    http://nees.org/resources/2751

  17. 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...

    http://nees.org/resources/576

  18. Save Our City!

    05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    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...

    http://nees.org/resources/579

  19. 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...

    http://nees.org/resources/585