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  1. Understanding How Earthquakes Affect the Built Environment: Day 5

    19 Oct 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Amy Cerato, NEES EOT

    This engineering educational module on the behavior of piles in soft clays during earthquake loading seeks to introduce engineering as a viable career to 5th-8th graders and teach students how...

    https://nees.org/resources/3719

  2. Understanding How Earthquakes Affect the Built Environment: Day 4

    13 Oct 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Amy Cerato, NEES EOT

    This engineering educational module on the behavior of piles in soft clays during earthquake loading seeks to introduce engineering as a viable career to 5th-8th graders and teach students how...

    https://nees.org/resources/3691

  3. Understanding How Earthquakes Affect the Built Environment: Day 1

    07 Oct 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Amy Cerato, NEES EOT

    This engineering educational module on the behavior of piles in soft clays during earthquake loading seeks to introduce engineering as a viable career to 5th-8th graders and teach students how...

    https://nees.org/resources/3652

  4. Understanding How Earthquakes Affect the Built Environment: Day 2

    07 Oct 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Amy Cerato, NEES EOT

    This engineering educational module on the behavior of piles in soft clays during earthquake loading seeks to introduce engineering as a viable career to 5th-8th graders and teach students how...

    https://nees.org/resources/3654

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 11th Grade Introduction to NEES

    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.

    https://nees.org/resources/3517

  9. Jeopardy Powerpoint

    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,...

    https://nees.org/resources/3515

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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! The...

    https://nees.org/resources/2818

  16. Make Your Own Earthquake: Grade 9 - 12 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 an accelerometer. Students will use the recorded accelerations to further...

    https://nees.org/resources/2820

  17. 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

  18. Make Your Own Earthquake: QCN Network Lab

    14 Apr 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    By Deborah Kane. This activity reviews the concept of acceleration and then introduces students to a sensor that records acceleration. The lab exercise leads the students through several...

    https://nees.org/resources/2825

  19. Make Your Own Earthquake: Seismic Waves and the Slinky: A Guide for Teachers

    11 Apr 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    Make your Own Earthquake: This teaching guide is designed to introduce the concepts of waves and seismic waves that propagate within the Earth, and to provide ideas and suggestions for how to...

    https://nees.org/resources/2809

  20. 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...

    https://nees.org/resources/2790