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  1. CU/NEES 5 Week Outreach Program

    19 Dec 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Alisha Welch, Kent Polkinghorne

    NEES@ University of Colorado Outreach Program The Education, Outreach and Training Department within NEES has many objectives. The goal of this document is to find out how EOT program can be...

  2. 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...

  3. Apr 26 2014

    USA Science & Engineering Festival

    The 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest science festival in the US, features nationwide contests and school programs. NEES Ambassadors from Howard and Morgan State...

  4. 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...

  5. Feb 22 2014

    Mini-Wave Tank at Discover Engineering Family Day

    Once again students from Howard University serving as NEES Ambassadors will use the NEES mini-wave tank to teach families about tsunamis and tsunami mitigation at the Discover Engineering Family...

  6. NEES for Kids

    04 Apr 2013 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    Kids testing K'Nex structures on the outdoor shake table at UC San Diego.

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. Build a Classroom Wave Tank

    15 May 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    Objective: Build a small classroom wave tank that can be used for demonstrating wave motion and engineering/technology lessons on tsunami preparedness. Materials List ($229.48) One 2'x4'x 1/2"...

  10. Become an Engineer

    09 May 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    Build a structure to survive a wave. Waves can hurt or kill humans, as well as damage structures like houses, stores, and power plants. The goal of an engineer is to save lives and prevent damage...

  11. Demonstrating Frequency using a "Lollipop Model"

    10 Aug 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Tenille Denise Medley

    In this demonstration, students will understand how energy affects three idealized building models, of varying height. This will be accomplished by introducing a source of energy into the...

  12. Soil Liquefaction Classroom Demonstration

    13 May 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Jason Lloyd, NEES EOT

    This is an example of how to do a simple soil liquefaction demonstration for use in the classroom setting, or similar.  All materials may be found at home, or perhaps purchased at the local...

  13. K'Nex Buildings: Cross Bracing and Pendulum Tuned Mass Damper

    13 May 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Jason Lloyd, NEES EOT

    This classroom demonstration utilizes a manual shake table to teach K-12 students about earthquake engineering concepts. Topics covered include cross bracing and pendulum tuned mass dampers. This...

  14. K'Nex Buildings: Structural Frequencies

    13 May 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Jason Lloyd, NEES EOT

    In this video, Jason Lloyd explains how K-12 teachers can use a shake table to demonstrate the frequencies of structures.This demonstration can be applied to a multitude of lesson plans that...

  15. Creating a Shake Table for Classroom Use

    13 May 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Jason Lloyd, NEES EOT

    This video will demonstrate the assemby of  a manual shake table that can be used with classroom projects.  The shake table can be assembled using materials purchased at the local home improvement...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...