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Tsunami in a Sweater Box
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24 Aug 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Tenille Denise Medley, NEES EOT
Students use a sweater box and fish gravel to simulate the effects of a tsunami on a beach. They see how a tsunami moves across the ocean and what happens when it reaches the continental shelf....
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...
Make Your Own Earthquake: NEES@Illinois
31 May 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Gregory Pluta, NEES EOT
NEES@Illinois used the "Make Your Own Earthquake activity to demonstrate principles of earthquake engineering and seismic activity to K-12 students at the 2011 Engineering Open...
Make Your Own Earthquake: K - 4 Lesson Plan
26 Apr 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Jason Lloyd, NEES EOT
Make your Own Earthquake: Students will be able to generate energy waves and observe their amplitudes as recorded by a simple seismometer. They'll make their own earthquake!
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:...
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...
Elementary School Presentation - Plate Tectonics, Seismology and Earthquakes
09 Feb 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Jamison Steidl, NEES EOT
A Powerpoint discussion of Plate Tectonics, Seismology and Earthquakes directed toward elementary school students.
Middle School Presentation - Plate Tectonics, Seismology and Earthquakes
A Powerpoint presentation on Plate Tectonics, Seismology and Earthquakes aimed at middle school students.
Make Your Own Earthquake
02 Nov 2010 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Jamison Steidl, Nees EOT
Using a QCN sensor, anyone can make their own earthquake and print it out!