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  1. Amateur video of liquefaction during Earthquake

    21 Mar 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Rajesh Thyagarajan

    Amateur video of liquefaction during Earthquake - CNN iReporter Brent Kooi catches the earth moving and cracking beneath his feet as the quake strikes Japan. March 11, 2011. TOHOKU JAPAN...

    http://nees.org/resources/2734

  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...

    http://nees.org/resources/4432

  3. 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"...

    http://nees.org/resources/4459

  4. 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...

    http://nees.org/resources/2907

  5. 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...

    http://nees.org/resources/3438

  6. Earthquake in the Classroom

    05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Students will learn how engineers construct buildings to withstand damage from earthquakes by building their own structure with toothpicks and marshmallows. Students will test how earthquake-proof...

    http://nees.org/resources/564

  7. Feb 09 2011

    HASTI 2011 - Hoosiers Association of Science Teachers, Inc - NEES booth

    The NEES Education, Outreach, and Training team will be presenting materials to K-12 teachers at the Hoosiers Association of Science Teachers, Inc conference on science education in Indinanpolis....

    http://nees.org/events/details/35

  8. Knowledge Representation and Design for Managing Product Obsolescence

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Peter Sandborn

    Fast moving technologies cause commercial high-tech components to have shortened procurement life cycles, rendering them obsolete quickly. The fast turnover of technology creates problems for...

    http://nees.org/resources/2010

  9. 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...

    http://nees.org/resources/2911

  10. 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...

    http://nees.org/resources/2909

  11. 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...

    http://nees.org/resources/5363

  12. 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

  13. Make Your Own Earthquake: Earthquake Resistant Structure Using Wood Blocks

    25 Mar 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Tenille Denise Medley

    Part of the Make Your Own Earthquake series. Students will divide into groups of 3 or 4. Each group will perform three separate experiments using wooden blocks on a shake table to demonstrate how...

    http://nees.org/resources/2738

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Make Your Own Earthquake: Seismac Activity I: "Take the pulse of your classroom using Seismac!"

    11 Apr 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    Students should already have received instruction on the basic principles of seismic waves. For ideas on how to provide this instruction please see:...

    http://nees.org/resources/2792

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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...

    http://nees.org/events/details/242

  20. 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.

    http://nees.org/resources/5764