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NEES-EPICS Advanced Manual Shake Table
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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...
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...
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...
Feb 22 2014
Mini-Wave Tank at Discover Engineering Family Day
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.
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...
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"...
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...
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...
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...
K'Nex Buildings: Cross Bracing and Pendulum Tuned Mass Damper
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...
K'Nex Buildings: Structural Frequencies
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...
Creating a Shake Table for Classroom Use
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...
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: Seismac Activity I: "Take the pulse of your classroom using Seismac!"
Students should already have received instruction on the basic principles of seismic waves. For ideas on how to provide this instruction please see:...