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  1. Tsunami in a Sand Box

    21 Oct 2013 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Alicia Lynn Lyman-Holt

    This activity introduces students to how civil/coastal engineering and design can address problems and enable people to consider choices through cost/benefit analysis to help communities prepare...

    http://nees.org/resources/7216

  2. Do as the Romans: Construct an Aqueduct!

    05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    In this activity, students work with specified materials to create aqueduct components that will transport 2 liters of water across a short distance in their classroom. The goal is to build an...

    http://nees.org/resources/563

  3. Glue Stick Activity

    05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    In this activity students will use hot glue gun sticks to show tension, compression and torsion. Click here to view the web site. This material was provided by Teachengineering.org.

    http://nees.org/resources/570

  4. Load It Up!

    05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Students take a hands-on look at the design of bridge piers (columns). First they brainstorm types of loads that might affect a Colorado bridge. Then they determine the maximum possible load for...

    http://nees.org/resources/574

  5. Newspaper Tower

    05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Students will be challenged to design and construct a tower out of newspaper. They will have limited supplies including newspaper, tape, and scissors since engineers are often restricted by...

    http://nees.org/resources/578

  6. Sliding and Stuttering

    05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Students use a spring scale to drag an object such as a ceramic coffee cup along a table top or the floor. The spring scale allows them to measure the frictional force that exists between the...

    http://nees.org/resources/581

  7. Spaghetti Bridge

    05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Civil engineers design and construct structures such as buildings, dams, and bridges. We can explore the field of engineering by making a bridge using spaghetti. This bridge is then tested based...

    http://nees.org/resources/582

  8. Stop the Stretching

    05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Students will learn about composite materials, tension as a force and how they act on structural components through the design and testing a strip of plastic chair webbing. Click here to view the...

    http://nees.org/resources/583

  9. Straw Bridges

    05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Working as engineering teams, students design and create model beam bridges using plastic drinking straws and tape as their construction materials. Their goal is to build the strongest bridge with...

    http://nees.org/resources/584

  10. Testing Fundamental Loads

    05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Students will conduct several simple lab activities to learn about the five fundamental load types that can act on structures: tension, compression, shear, bending, and torsion. In this activity,...

    http://nees.org/resources/588

  11. Shake and Quake

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Shake and Quake is a simulation program that mimics professional structural analysis. Click Here To View the Site This material is one of ten middle school learning activities provided by MCEER.

    http://nees.org/resources/420

  12. Layers of the Earth: Plate Tectonics

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Students explore layers with common food products and relate them to the layers of the Earth using mathematics. Click Here To View the Site This material is one of ten middle school learning...

    http://nees.org/resources/421

  13. Earthquakes - An Introduction

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    This lesson explores what earthquakes are, in the context of plate tectonics, by demonstrating what occurs along a fault line during an earthquake. Click Here To View the Site This material...

    http://nees.org/resources/422

  14. Types and Magnitudes of Earthquakes

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    This lesson is intended to help students learn about how earthquakes are measured, and the difference of varying intensities. Students will make associations between the modified Mercalli...

    http://nees.org/resources/423

  15. Planning for Surviving Earthquakes

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    This lesson delves into the humanitarian side of surviving earthquakes, focusing on basic needs that need to be met after an earthquake. Click Here To View the Site This material is one of ten...

    http://nees.org/resources/424

  16. What is Engineering Design?

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    This lesson helps students understand the basic rules and regulations engineers follow when designing buildings. Click Here To View the Site This material is one of ten middle school learning...

    http://nees.org/resources/425

  17. Properties of Building Materials

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    This lesson allows students to explore the properties and use of building materials, and relating those materials to earthquake engineering design. Click Here To View the Site This material is...

    http://nees.org/resources/426

  18. Creating the Blueprints

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    This lesson is intended to further students' knowledge about the process of design, focusing on the mathematics and procedures of creating floor plan blueprints. Click Here To View the...

    http://nees.org/resources/427

  19. Creating the Model

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    This lesson expands on the notion of engineering design, by building 3-D models of simple designs, and testing the structures on a shake-table. Click Here To View the Site This material is one...

    http://nees.org/resources/429

  20. Creating the Virtual Model

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    This lesson explores earthquake engineering design with the help of Shake and Quake, an earthquake simulator, specific to three earthquakes (seismic events); El Centro (1940), Northridge (1994),...

    http://nees.org/resources/428