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29 Aug 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Tenille Denise Medley, Velvet Fitzpatrick
This attachment includes a Jeopardy game that was intended for 11th grade students during the summer 2011 Minority Engineering Program Camp. The topics include 11th grade mathematics, NEES trivia,...
NEES Teaching Demonstration: Earthquake-proof K'nex Buildings
23 Jun 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Jason Lloyd, NEES EOT
Students will be able to observe two ways engineers counter seismic accelerations on high-rise strucutres on order to make them safe. This demonstration will need to be made age-appropriate by the...
NEES Teaching Demonstration: Shake Table Assembly
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...
Make Your Own Earthquake: NEES@Illinois
31 May 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Gregory Pluta, NEES EOT
NEES@Illinois used the "Make Your Own Earthquake activity to demonstrate principles of earthquake engineering and seismic activity to K-12 students at the 2011 Engineering Open...
Make Your Own Earthquake: K - 4 Lesson Plan
26 Apr 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Jason Lloyd, NEES EOT
Make your Own Earthquake: Students will be able to generate energy waves and observe their amplitudes as recorded by a simple seismometer. They'll make their own earthquake!
Make Your Own Earthquake: Grade 9 - 12 Lesson Plan
Make your Own Earthquake: Students will be able to generate energy waves and observe their amplitudes as recorded by an accelerometer. Students will use the recorded accelerations to further...
Make Your Own Earthquake: What is a Seismometer?
11 Apr 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Students will learn that a seismometer detects three components of motion and that a seismogram is the record of an earthquake. Prior to this activity, students should be introduced to the basics...
Make Your Own Earthquake: The Accelerometer
01 Apr 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Tenille Denise Medley
The Accelerometer Introduction Acceleration is the change of movement. For example, if you are walking in the park at a speed of 3 miles per hour then you decide to start jogging at a speed of 5...
Make Your Own Earthquake: INTRO & BACKGROUND
01 Apr 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Make Your Own Earthquake: Earth is made of 7 major tectonic plates and numerous secondary and tertiary plates that move towards each other, away from each other or slide past each other. The...
Understanding and improving the seismic behavior of pile foundations in soft clays
04 Mar 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Amy Cerato, Amirata Taghavi, Muralee Muraleetharan, NEES EOT
This engineering educational module on the behavior of piles in soft clays during earthquake loading sought to introduce engineering as a viable career to 8th graders as well as teach...
Elementary School Presentation - Plate Tectonics, Seismology and Earthquakes
09 Feb 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Jamison Steidl, NEES EOT
A Powerpoint discussion of Plate Tectonics, Seismology and Earthquakes directed toward elementary school students.
High School Presentation - Earthquakes and Seismology
A Powerpoint discussion of Earthquakes and Seismology, aimed at high school students.
Middle School Presentation - Plate Tectonics, Seismology and Earthquakes
A Powerpoint presentation on Plate Tectonics, Seismology and Earthquakes aimed at middle school students.
Structures Learning Module : Generating Ideas/Thoughts
07 Sep 2010 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Generating Ideas/Thoughts Write out your initial thoughts about each of these questions. This is an exercise to help you think about some of the big ideas you need to explore in a challenge like...
Structures Learning Module : Multiple Perspectives
Multiple Perspectives We asked several specialists about how to approach this situation. We found several existing solutions that might help you expand on your initial thoughts. Review these...
Structures Learning Module : Test Your Mettle
Test your Mettle Activity 2: In this activity we will see how the damping ratio of base isolators relates to the maximum displacement of the structure. In the tool vary the damping ratio of the...
Structures Learning Module
07 Sep 2010 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Mohammad Faizan Azam, Sean Brophy, NEES EOT
Welcome The following challenge explores various issues and opportunities related to designing resilient structures to earthquake activity. You will be following a learning cycle designed to...
Do as the Romans: Construct an Aqueduct!
05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects
In this activity, students work with specified materials to create aqueduct components that will transport 2 liters of water across a short distance in their classroom. The goal is to build an...
Earthquake in the Classroom
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...
Engineering for the Three Little Pigs
The purpose of this activity is to demonstrate the importance of rocks, soils and minerals in engineering and how using the right material for the right job is important. The students build three...