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  1. Shake Things Up!

    25 Nov 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Joe Paul Trudeau, Hanna Vincent, NEES EOT

    This activity will educate students about earthquakes and vibrations using a shake table and the Quake Catcher Network (QCN) device. This experiment asks students to graph data for the...

    http://nees.org/resources/3923

  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...

    http://nees.org/resources/7886

  3. 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...

    http://nees.org/resources/7623

  4. Curriculum Exchange: "Make Your Own Earthquake"

    14 Jun 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Thalia Anagnos, Lelli Van Den Einde

    The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) is an NSF-funded research center focused on large-scale earthquake engineering research.  The mission of the NEES is...

    http://nees.org/resources/6576

  5. Make Your Own Earthquake Carts from NEES@Reno

    10 Oct 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

      Images of portable Make Your Own Earthquake carts from NEES@Reno.  The jumping “platform” is a rubber mat with an accelerometer embedded in it.  Everything stores very nicely in...

    http://nees.org/resources/5036

  6. World Earthquake 2011: Visualization Map

    02 Apr 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    Developed by a researcher in Japan, this 9 minute visualization shows the locations, magnitude and depths of the 9323 earthquakes with magnitude greater than or equal to 4.5 from January 1, 2011...

    http://nees.org/resources/4389

  7. Earthquake Waves

    05 Dec 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Heidi Pence, NEES EOT

    To give students a visual example, using a slinky, of how an energy wave propagates through the Earth. K-12 Earthquake Activity Teaching Modules A Joint Project of the Network for Earthquake...

    http://nees.org/resources/3848

  8. Fault Slip - Grades 4-5

    29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Joe Paul Trudeau, NEES EOT

    Students will learn data interpretation and about earthquakes through the use of the Quake Catcher Network (QCN) device and a gritted surface models fault slip. K-12 Earthquake Activity Teaching...

    http://nees.org/resources/3839

  9. Convection Current and Tetonic Plates

    29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Hanna Vincent, NEES EOT

    Students should understand the actions of fluids and gases with varying densities, which create convection currents. This demonstration will broaden their understanding of how such currents shape...

    http://nees.org/resources/3915

  10. Earthquake Epicenter

    29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Sean Allen, NEES EOT

    K-12 Earthquake Activity Teaching Modules A Joint Project of the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) and the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) In the spring of...

    http://nees.org/resources/3914

  11. Earthquake Waves and Propagation Through a Surface

    29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Heidi Pence, NEES EOT

    Purpose: To give students a demonstration of how earthquake waves propagate through the earth using a Quake Catcher Network (QCN) device to record the material response.

    http://nees.org/resources/3898

  12. Fault Slip - Grades 6-8

    29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Joe Paul Trudeau, NEES EOT

    Students will learn graphing skills, data interpretation, and earthquake mechanics through the use of the Quake Catcher Network (QCN) device and a gritted surface to demonstrate fault slip.

    http://nees.org/resources/3919

  13. Fault Slip - Grades 9-12

    29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Joe Paul Trudeau, NEES EOT

    Students will learn graphing skills, data interpretation, and earthquake mechanics through the use of the Quake Catcher Network (QCN) device and a gritted surface to demonstrate fault slip.

    http://nees.org/resources/3920

  14. Food Fault Lines (s'mores and more)

    29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Hanna Vincent, NEES EOT

    Purpose: Explore what happens at fault lines using food found in your kitchen. Questions for your students: Can you think of foods that are easy to break apart and some that are difficult to...

    http://nees.org/resources/3917

  15. Mountains and Sedimentary Rock

    29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Hanna Vincent, NEES EOT

    Explore how moving continental plates can form mountains using a simple experiment with sand and flour. Why do mountains and some hills have layered rocks in them? Standards: National Science...

    http://nees.org/resources/3918

  16. South America and Africa Puzzle

    29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Hanna Vincent, NEES EOT

    See how well South America and Africa fit together! I wonder why that is..... Do you think that the two continents were once next to each other? National Science Standards: K-4 Content...

    http://nees.org/resources/3916

  17. Base Isolation

    11 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Catherine Ellen French, NEES EOT

    Earthquake engineers take advantage of inertial forces to protect a building from damage during an earthquake. By using base isolation to separate the building from the ground, they can reduce the...

    http://nees.org/resources/3832

  18. Natural Frequency: Masses on Rods

    11 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Catherine Ellen French, NEES EOT

    The mass and stiffness of a building affect how much an earthquake damages the building. The natural frequency, related to mass and stiffness, is the frequency that the structure will shake at....

    http://nees.org/resources/3830

  19. What are Earthquakes?

    10 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Catherine Ellen French, NEES EOT

    Plate tectonics is a theory that describes the movement of the Earth's crust. The Earth's outer shell consists of individual plates, which interact in various ways and thereby...

    http://nees.org/resources/3828

  20. Slinky Waves

    09 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Catherine Ellen French, NEES EOT

    When an earthquake occurs, energy is released in the form of seismic waves. This activity uses slinkys, toothpicks and marshmallows to explore two types of seismic waves (p-waves and s-waves) and...

    http://nees.org/resources/3826