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  1. (K-12/Public) Study of Shear and Torsion

    05 Oct 2010 | Series | Contributor(s): Gregory Pluta, Dan Kuchma, Thomas Frankie, NEES EOT

    Designed for K-12 viewers, and also those in the general public - this video describes the relationship between shear and torsion - and how this affects the failure of concrete columns. Conducted...

  2. 2011 Japanese Tsunami Video

    26 May 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    Video taken by survivors of the 2011 Japanese tsunami as they wait on higher ground.  Shows massive tsunami wave damage. Video taken from:

  3. 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)

  4. 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.

  5. Creating a Shake Table for Classroom Use

    13 May 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Jason Lloyd, NEES EOT

    This video will demonstrate the assemby of  a manual shake table that can be used with classroom projects.  The shake table can be assembled using materials purchased at the local home improvement...

  6. Cyber-enabled Learning Environments for Engineering and Scientific Thinking: Systems from the NEESacademy powered by NEEShub

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Sean Brophy

    HUBzerotechnologies at Purdue, like nanoHUBand NEEShub, can engage learners in authentic engineering and scientific challenges involving knowledge discovery and synthesis using tools, simulations,...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. Drill Prepares Hoosiers for Earthquake

    07 Feb 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    CLICK THE "VIEW MEDIA" BUTTON TO WATCH THE VIDEO INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - People around Indiana and other states are using Tuesday to prepare for what to do if a big earthquake hit. It's called...

  10. Earthquake Alarm Goes Off in School - WLFI News

    08 Feb 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    CLICK THE "VIEW MEDIA" BUTTON TO WATCH THE VIDEO LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - An earthquake alarm is a sound no student ever wants to hear. That's what students at Glen Acres Elementary school heard...

  11. Earthquake Engineering Modules for K-12 Learning

    13 Jan 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Shirley Dyke, Kevin Z Truman

    This document documents a teaching module containing a series of lessons that are appropriate for educating K-12 students in fundamental engineering principles. The lessons have been developed...

  12. Earthquake simulator gives model levee a big shake

    30 Aug 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    SHERMAN ISLAND -- A model levee wobbled and tossed as if it were on a giant waterbed but held up nearly intact during a series of simulated earthquakes Monday. The tests were meant to...

  13. Engineers Working to Make Us Safer

    18 Feb 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    Video discussion of how science and engineering benefits safety for the public.  Directed toward elementary school students, this video was created by NEES@Cornell and the...

  14. EOT Student Activities with Culver Academy Engineering Students: Tsunami Wave Tank and Shake Table

    03 Oct 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris

    On September 28, 2011, sixty junior and senior engineering students from Culver Academy visited the NEEScomm office and spent time with our EOT staff learning more about NEES. Students interacted...

  15. 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...

  16. Japanese Tsunami Video from Sky News

    07 Apr 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Nees Hub User

    Breathtaking video footage of the 2011 Japanese tsunami captured by Sky News helicopters in Sendai.  Narrated.

  17. 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...

  18. K'Nex Buildings: Cross Bracing and Pendulum Tuned Mass Damper

    13 May 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Jason Lloyd, NEES EOT

    This classroom demonstration utilizes a manual shake table to teach K-12 students about earthquake engineering concepts. Topics covered include cross bracing and pendulum tuned mass dampers. This...

  19. K'Nex Buildings: Structural Frequencies

    13 May 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Jason Lloyd, NEES EOT

    In this video, Jason Lloyd explains how K-12 teachers can use a shake table to demonstrate the frequencies of structures.This demonstration can be applied to a multitude of lesson plans that...

  20. Make Your Own Earthquake Setup Video

    27 Jan 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    How to set up "Make Your Own Earthquake" for use in your own classroom. Video created by Hank Ratzesberger.