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  1. Layers of the Earth: Plate Tectonics

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Students explore layers with common food products and relate them to the layers of the Earth using mathematics. Click Here To View the Site This material is one of ten middle school learning...

    https://nees.org/resources/421

  2. Earthquakes - An Introduction

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    This lesson explores what earthquakes are, in the context of plate tectonics, by demonstrating what occurs along a fault line during an earthquake. Click Here To View the Site This material...

    https://nees.org/resources/422

  3. Types and Magnitudes of Earthquakes

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    This lesson is intended to help students learn about how earthquakes are measured, and the difference of varying intensities. Students will make associations between the modified Mercalli...

    https://nees.org/resources/423

  4. Planning for Surviving Earthquakes

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    This lesson delves into the humanitarian side of surviving earthquakes, focusing on basic needs that need to be met after an earthquake. Click Here To View the Site This material is one of ten...

    https://nees.org/resources/424

  5. What is Engineering Design?

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    This lesson helps students understand the basic rules and regulations engineers follow when designing buildings. Click Here To View the Site This material is one of ten middle school learning...

    https://nees.org/resources/425

  6. Properties of Building Materials

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    This lesson allows students to explore the properties and use of building materials, and relating those materials to earthquake engineering design. Click Here To View the Site This material is...

    https://nees.org/resources/426

  7. Creating the Blueprints

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    This lesson is intended to further students' knowledge about the process of design, focusing on the mathematics and procedures of creating floor plan blueprints. Click Here To View the...

    https://nees.org/resources/427

  8. Creating the Model

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    This lesson expands on the notion of engineering design, by building 3-D models of simple designs, and testing the structures on a shake-table. Click Here To View the Site This material is one...

    https://nees.org/resources/429

  9. Creating the Virtual Model

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    This lesson explores earthquake engineering design with the help of Shake and Quake, an earthquake simulator, specific to three earthquakes (seismic events); El Centro (1940), Northridge (1994),...

    https://nees.org/resources/428

  10. Earthquake Safety Activities for Children and Teachers

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    This updated publication provides elementary school teachers with ready-to-use, hands-on activities that explain what happens during and earthquake, how to prepare for earthquake shaking, and how...

    https://nees.org/resources/434

  11. The Adventures of Terry the Turtle and Gracie the Wonder Dog

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    This storybook for children in grades 3-6 relates the adventures of the safety-conscious mayor of Shakeyville (Terry the Turtle) and a group of safety volunteers who meet with students at the...

    https://nees.org/resources/435

  12. Tremor Troop: Earthquakes - A Teacher's Package for K-6. Revised Edition

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    This teacher's package for grades K-6 provides ready-to-use, hands-on activities for students and teachers on the science of earthquakes and earthquake safety. This edition contains assessments...

    https://nees.org/resources/436

  13. Seismic Sleuths: Earthquakes - A Teacher's Package for Grades 7-12

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    This package provides middle and high school teachers with information about the causes and effects of earthquakes. Activity sheets for students and background materials for teachers are provided...

    https://nees.org/resources/437

  14. A Child's View of Earthquake Facts and Feelings

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    A Child's View of Earthquake Facts and FeelingsĀ© With a Parent's Guide to Earthquakes by Dr. Lucy Jones, USGS Click here to view the web page. This material was provided by the USGS.

    https://nees.org/resources/438

  15. Learning Links & Earthquake Activities

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Learning Links & Earthquake Activities from the U.S. Geological Survey. Click here to view the web page. This material was provided by the USGS.

    https://nees.org/resources/439

  16. Balsa Towers

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Students will build their own towers using some of the techniques they have learned. The materials will consist of balsa wood and glue. General guidelines are provided, but the students will have...

    https://nees.org/resources/443

  17. Bend That Bar

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    In this activity, the students will learn about material properties. They will learn that engineers must consider several material properties when designing. This activity focuses on...

    https://nees.org/resources/444

  18. Breaking Beams

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Students learn about stress and strain by designing and building beams using polymer clay. They compete to find the best beam strength to beam weight ratio, and learn about the trade-offs...

    https://nees.org/resources/445

  19. Breaking the Mold

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    In this math activity, students conduct a strength test using modeling clay, creating their own stress vs. strain graphs, which they compare to typical steel and concrete graphs. They learn the...

    https://nees.org/resources/446

  20. Liquefaction Animation

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    An animation from the USGS describing a process by which water-saturated sediment temporarily loses strength and acts as a fluid, like when you wiggle your toes in the wet sand near the water at...

    https://nees.org/resources/440