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  1. 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

  2. Effect of Earthquakes on Nonstructural Elements and Effects on Structural Bracing on the system

    07 Nov 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Catherine Ellen French, NEES EOT

    This learning module was developed at the University of Minnesota. It contains background information from FEMA on how to identify vulnerable nonstructural elements that are likely to cause injury...

    http://nees.org/resources/5233

  3. Dynamic Properties of Sandy and Gravelly Soils

    02 Nov 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Farn-Yuh Menq

    A two-part study was undertaken to evaluate the dynamic properties of nonplastic sandy and gravelly soils.  The first part involved the development of a large-scale, multi-mode, free-free...

    http://nees.org/resources/5184

  4. Tsunami in a Bottle

    16 Oct 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    This activity is one of several in a basic curriculum designed to increase student knowledge about earthquake science and preparedness. The activities can be done at any time in the weeks leading...

    http://nees.org/resources/5049

  5. K-12 Seismic Design Competition

    09 Oct 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Kelly Doyle, NEES EOT

    This activity introduces K-12 students to earthquake engineering concepts by allowing them to build structures and test them on an educational shake table.  The competition is broken down into...

    http://nees.org/resources/5002

  6. Adaptive Reuse of Concrete Cladding Panels

    07 Aug 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Kurt Michael McMullin, Eugenia L Tai

    A NEES project focused on the seismic behavior of precast concretecladding panels generally used as building facades, also known as the PathwaysResearch Project, has just recently completed the...

    http://nees.org/resources/4843

  7. Introduction to seismic fitness

    03 Jun 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Valentin Shustov

    The term Seismic fitness stands for ability of buildings or civil engineering structures to perform their basic operational functions with seismic risk limited to acceptable level. Seismic fitness...

    http://nees.org/resources/4450

  8. Blinky Bug

    23 Mar 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Keith T Adams, Pamela McClure, NEES EOT

    This little earthquake detector can be made with $5 of electronics. Designed by Keith Adams.

    http://nees.org/resources/4338

  9. RAPID: Impact of Debris Generated from the 2011 Tohoku, Japan Tsunami

    09 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Clay Naito, Dan Cox, Ron Riggs

    On March 11, 2011 a magnitude 9.0 earthquake occurred off the northeast coast of Honshu, Japan.  The Tohoku Earthquake, as it is now known, was focused in the subduction zone plate boundary...

    http://nees.org/resources/4268

  10. RAPID: The Tohoku Catastrophe: Volunteers and Non-Profit Organizations in Post-Kobe Japan

    09 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Alex Greer

      Following Quarantelli (2000, 2005), catastrophes are significantly different types of events from disasters, especially in their response and consequences. In fact, relatively few...

    http://nees.org/resources/4254

  11. RAPID Christchurch: Data Collection on Performance of Wood Diaphragms

    07 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Roberto Leon

    The objective of this project is to collect data on the performance unreinforced masonry (URM) construction during the Feb. 22, 2011 Christchurch (New Zealand) earthquake. Specifically, the...

    http://nees.org/resources/4223

  12. ProvenRobots.com – Potential Solution for High Tech Disasters

    03 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Mark Haley

    o Analytical Software Inc. (President, Professor Mark Haley) funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), added potential autonomous capabilities to the Packbot,key robot operating inside...

    http://nees.org/resources/4168

  13. Forensic Analysis of Eccentrically Braced Fracture in the 22nd February, 2011 Christchurch Earthquake

    31 Jan 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Amit Kanvinde

      A detailed forensic analysis of field fractures of Eccentrically Braced Frames (EBFs) is presented. These fractures, which occurred during the February 22, 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand...

    http://nees.org/resources/4143

  14. 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

  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. Understanding How Earthquakes Affect the Built Environment: Day 4

    13 Oct 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Amy Cerato, NEES EOT

    This engineering educational module on the behavior of piles in soft clays during earthquake loading seeks to introduce engineering as a viable career to 5th-8th graders and teach students how...

    http://nees.org/resources/3691

  18. Understanding How Earthquakes Affect the Built Environment: Day 3

    13 Oct 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Amy Cerato, NEES EOT

    This engineering educational module on the behavior of piles in soft clays during earthquake loading seeks to introduce engineering as a viable career to 5th-8th graders and teach students how...

    http://nees.org/resources/3690

  19. Understanding how Earthquakes Affect Built Environment

    07 Oct 2011 | Series | Contributor(s): Amy Cerato, NEES EOT

    This is a 5 part series designated for 5th - 8th grade students. This engineering educational module on the behavior of piles in soft clays during earthquake loading seeks to introduce...

    http://nees.org/resources/3651

  20. Understanding How Earthquakes Affect the Built Environment: Day 1

    07 Oct 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Amy Cerato, NEES EOT

    This engineering educational module on the behavior of piles in soft clays during earthquake loading seeks to introduce engineering as a viable career to 5th-8th graders and teach students how...

    http://nees.org/resources/3652