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  1. 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...

    https://nees.org/resources/7886

  2. 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...

    https://nees.org/resources/7623

  3. 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...

    https://nees.org/resources/5002

  4. Assessment to be used with "Become An Engineer" Lesson #4432

    01 Aug 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Pamela McClure

    This is an example of a brief exit survey/assessment that could be used after the Become An Engineer  learning object (Learning object 4432)

    https://nees.org/resources/4772

  5. 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....

    https://nees.org/resources/3830

  6. 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...

    https://nees.org/resources/3828

  7. 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...

    https://nees.org/resources/3826

  8. Understanding How Earthquakes Affect the Built Environment: Day 5

    19 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...

    https://nees.org/resources/3719

  9. 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...

    https://nees.org/resources/3691

  10. 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...

    https://nees.org/resources/3690

  11. 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...

    https://nees.org/resources/3652

  12. Understanding How Earthquakes Affect the Built Environment: Day 2

    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...

    https://nees.org/resources/3654

  13. Geologic Time and Half Life (Sam Lee)

    27 Sep 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    In this activity, the idea of radioactive decay, or a half life, is shown to students through a simple demonstration involving the number of heads-up pennies in a box. - Activity Objectives...

    https://nees.org/resources/3600

  14. Subduction and Accretion Activity

    27 Sep 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    In this activity, students will learn about plate tectonics. They will use food to model a plate boundary and the different types of rock that will pile up at subduction zones. Activity...

    https://nees.org/resources/3596

  15. MCEER Activity: Building Structure Exercise

    31 Aug 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    Students will build structures out of various household materials, then test them on a shake table. More details regarding this activity can be found at...

    https://nees.org/resources/3535

  16. Mini Wave Flume Training Guide

    29 Aug 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Alicia Lynn Lyman-Holt

    Developed by Alicia Lyman Holt for National Engineering Week. See attachments for more information.

    https://nees.org/resources/3496

  17. Design Squad Newspaper Table Challenge

    29 Aug 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    In this activity, students will design and build a table out of newspaper tubes. The tables should be at least eight inches tall and strong enough to hold a heavy book. This activity has been...

    https://nees.org/resources/3523

  18. 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....

    https://nees.org/resources/3485

  19. 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...

    https://nees.org/resources/3438

  20. NEES Teaching Demonstration: Shake Table Assembly

    23 Jun 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Jason Lloyd, NEES EOT

    The following is a material list, description and illustrative photos on how to construct an affordable shake table for earthquake simulation. The materials are all available at local hardware and...

    https://nees.org/resources/2938