Shake it up with Seismographs

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
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3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Summary:"The """"Shake it Up with Seismographs!"""" activity explores the engineering behind seismographs and how technology has improved accurate recording of earthquakes. Students work in teams to build a simple seismograph out of everyday items, test it during a simulated classroom earthquake, evaluate their results, and present findings to the class."
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.B; ETS1.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:3-5-ETS1-1; 4-ESS3-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering); Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; earthquake; elementary school; engineering; high school; k-5 geosource; middle school; natural hazards; seismology
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