Shake Things Up!
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25 Nov 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Joe Paul Trudeau, Hanna Vincent, NEES EOT
This activity will educate students about earthquakes and vibrations using a shake table and the Quake Catcher Network (QCN) device. This experiment asks students to graph data for the...
Assessment to be used with "Become An Engineer" Lesson #4432
01 Aug 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Pamela McClure
This is an example of a brief exit survey/assessment that could be used after the Become An Engineer learning object (Learning object 4432)
Best Practices in Developing Education, Outreach and Training Videos to Communicate NEES Research Findings
31 Jan 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Aditya Bhagath, Thomas Frankie, Dan Kuchma
It is often a challenge in academia to present research results in a relevant and accessible manner to both the public and the earthquake engineerin profession. In addition to presenting technical...
Global Connections for Engineering Against Natural Hazards
28 Jan 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Shirley Dyke
This powerpoint presentation was developed for and presented to the ME 290 Global Issues in Engineering Practice course in January 2012 at Purdue University. The presentation discusses why...
Locating the Epicenter of a Simulated Earthquake by Triangulation
13 Dec 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Catherine Ellen French, NEES EOT
Students will learn how earthquake waves travel through the Earth at different speeds. From these speeds, students will be able to locate the epicenter of a simulated earthquake by triangulation. ...
Earthquakes and Architecture
12 Dec 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Catherine Ellen French, NEES EOT
This provides a framework and a Powerpoint presentation to explore possible architectual solutions (structural and aesthetic) in earthquake prone landscapes. This lesson was designed as part of a...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Everything Important About Earthquakes (And Other Assorted Information)
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...
Mountains and Sedimentary Rock
Explore how moving continental plates can form mountains using a simple experiment with sand and flour. Why do mountains and some hills have layered rocks in them? Standards: National Science...
South America and Africa Puzzle
See how well South America and Africa fit together! I wonder why that is..... Do you think that the two continents were once next to each other? National Science Standards: K-4 Content...
Understanding Natural Frequency: Masses on Rods
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29 Sep 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Catherine Ellen French
A common technique for analyzing structures is to treat them as lumped masses on a single rod, which simplifies the analysis. A single story building would then be modeled as a rod of the height...
Survive That Wave!
29 Aug 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Tenille Denise Medley, Velvet Fitzpatrick
Survive that Wave! Is a fun game similar to the outdoor game tag. Team captains must lead their team to safety. This game is best played outdoors on a sunny day! The objective of this game is to...
11th Grade Introduction to NEES
This powerpoint presentation gives students an overview of what NEES is and the type of research that we do.