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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Professor Makes Waves to Save Lives

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

    CORVALLIS, Ore. The landslide moves quickly. Three thousand pounds of gravel spills down a metal chute and rolls beneath the surface of an extra-large tank of water. Waves follow. Not big waves....

    https://nees.org/resources/3591

  4. 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

  5. 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...

    https://nees.org/resources/3529

  6. UCLA engineers test levee system integrity in simulation

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

    THE DELTA - Sherman Island jiggled like Jell-O on Monday as scientists simulated an earthquake, the likes of which could threaten levees across the Delta. The scientists built their own...

    https://nees.org/resources/3527

  7. 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

  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...

    https://nees.org/resources/3523

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Using Wordle as an Assessment Tool

    10 Aug 2011 | Active Documents | Contributor(s): Velvet Fitzpat, Tenille Denise Medley, Thalia Anagnos, Sean Brophy, Pamela McClure

    Assessing a group's ability to identify big ideas in a domain can be done with word clouds. The word clouds show which words appear more frequently in the original text by making them...

    https://nees.org/resources/3446

  12. NEES@Berkeley High School Student Evaluation

    08 Aug 2011 | Active Documents | Contributor(s): Heidi Faison

    NEES@Berkeley in conjunction with the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Center (PEER) runs an education program consisting of two components: 1) a lecture and activity session at the classroom of an...

    https://nees.org/resources/3399

  13. 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

  14. 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: http://mashable.com/2011/04/17/japan-tsunami-video/

    https://nees.org/resources/2963

  15. Studying Tsunamis to Save Lives video

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

    by JOE FRYER / KING 5 News Posted on May 12, 2011 at 10:48 PM Updated Friday, May 13 at 4:13 PM CORVALLIS, Ore. – It is not a matter of if, but when. Experts say a major earthquake, similar to the...

    https://nees.org/resources/2922

  16. Soil Liquefaction Classroom Demonstration

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

    This is an example of how to do a simple soil liquefaction demonstration for use in the classroom setting, or similar.  All materials may be found at home, or perhaps purchased at the local...

    https://nees.org/resources/2916

  17. 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...

    https://nees.org/resources/2911

  18. 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...

    https://nees.org/resources/2909

  19. 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...

    https://nees.org/resources/2907

  20. Make Your Own Earthquake: Testing Earthquakes on Paper Buildings

    14 Apr 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Steven C. Smith

    This 45 minute activity uses accelerometers to test earthquakes on paper buildings. Developed by Mr. Steven Smith, Purdue University, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science. Please...

    https://nees.org/resources/2821