11th Grade Introduction to NEES
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29 Aug 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Tenille Denise Medley, Velvet Fitzpatrick
This powerpoint presentation gives students an overview of what NEES is and the type of research that we do.
11 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Catherine Ellen French, NEES EOT
Earthquake engineers take advantage of inertial forces to protect a building from damage during an earthquake. By using base isolation to separate the building from the ground, they can reduce the...
Convection Current and Tetonic Plates
29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Hanna Vincent, NEES EOT
Students should understand the actions of fluids and gases with varying densities, which create convection currents. This demonstration will broaden their understanding of how such currents shape...
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...
Curriculum Exchange: "Make Your Own Earthquake"
14 Jun 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Thalia Anagnos, Lelli Van Den Einde
The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) is an NSF-funded research center focused on large-scale earthquake engineering research. The mission of the NEES is...
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...
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...
29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Sean Allen, NEES EOT
K-12 Earthquake Activity Teaching Modules A Joint Project of the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) and the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) In the spring of...
05 Dec 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Heidi Pence, NEES EOT
To give students a visual example, using a slinky, of how an energy wave propagates through the Earth. K-12 Earthquake Activity Teaching Modules A Joint Project of the Network for Earthquake...
Earthquake Waves and Propagation Through a Surface
29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Heidi Pence, NEES EOT
Purpose: To give students a demonstration of how earthquake waves propagate through the earth using a Quake Catcher Network (QCN) device to record the material response.
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.
Fault Slip - Grades 4-5
29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Joe Paul Trudeau, NEES EOT
Students will learn data interpretation and about earthquakes through the use of the Quake Catcher Network (QCN) device and a gritted surface models fault slip. K-12 Earthquake Activity Teaching...
Fault Slip - Grades 6-8
Students will learn graphing skills, data interpretation, and earthquake mechanics through the use of the Quake Catcher Network (QCN) device and a gritted surface to demonstrate fault slip.
Fault Slip - Grades 9-12
Food Fault Lines (s'mores and more)
Purpose: Explore what happens at fault lines using food found in your kitchen. Questions for your students: Can you think of foods that are easy to break apart and some that are difficult to...
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...
Feb 09 2011
HASTI 2011 - Hoosiers Association of Science Teachers, Inc - NEES booth
High School Presentation - Earthquakes and Seismology
A Powerpoint discussion of Earthquakes and Seismology, aimed at high school students.
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,...
K'Nex Buildings: Structural Frequencies
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...