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Build a Classroom Wave Tank
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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" …
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 to …
EHP Lesson: Tsunami Simulation Experiment
31 Aug 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Students read the article, Building a Tsunami Warning System and discuss what a tsunami is and why it is important to have a tsunami warning system. Then, students conduct an experiment in a wave …
Mini Wave Flume Training Guide
29 Aug 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Alicia Lyman-Holt
Developed by Alicia Lyman Holt for National Engineering Week. See attachments for more information.
Survive That Wave!
29 Aug 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Tenille Denise Medley, Velvet Fitzpatrick
Survive that Wave! Is a fun game similar to the outdoor game tag. Team captains must lead their team to safety. This game is best played outdoors on a sunny day! The objective of this game is to show …
Tsunami in a Sweater Box
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. …
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 teach …
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 …
Make Some Waves
In this activity, students use their own creativity (and their bodies) to make longitudinal and transverse waves. Through the use of common items, they will investigate the different between …
Save Our City!
Students learn about various natural hazards and specific methods engineers use to prevent these hazards from becoming natural disasters. They study a hypothetical map of an area covered with natural …
Survive That Tsunami!
05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Students use a table-top-sized tsunami generator to observe the formation and devastation of a tsunami. They see how a tsunami moves across the ocean and what happens when it reaches the continental …