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Title: Highway Seismograph
Url: http://www.exploratorium.edu/faultline/activezone/highway.html
Publisher: Exploratorium (Organization)
Description: This is an activity that students can do at home - actually, in the car. Students create a seismogram of the motion of the car as it moves down the road. This part of the lesson can be done by elementary, middle, and high school students. The second part of the lesson is to measure the amplitude of the motion recorded, conversion of units and using a logarithmic scale. The amplitude and conversion of units can be done by middle school students, and the logarithmic scale explained by the teacher. High school students should be able to complete this lab independently.
LC Classification: Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology -- Instruments. Seismometry
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Geology
Science -- Physical sciences
Social studies -- Geography
Key Concept: Geology -- Earthquakes
Geology -- Seismic waves
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Demonstrations
Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Laboratory Modules
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Reference
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Middle School Teachers
Primary Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Exploratorium
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-05-20 03:00:04 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-06-15 15:34:36 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE  DLESE
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Resource URL Clicks: 7
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