Exploring three-component seismic data with accelerometers

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Link to Resource: https://www.iris.edu/hq/inclass/lesson/exploring_threecomponent_seismic_data_with_accelerometers
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Summary:"In this activity, students will use an accelerometer (iPhone, laptop or USB) to kinesthetically explore the physical """"meaning"""" of three component seismic data by replicating a seismogram by moving the accelerometer. Students have a chance to identify S and P waves and describe the paths each wave takes as it moves through the Earth."
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 4; Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:2-ESS1-1; MS-PS4-3
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Stability and change; Structure and function
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; earth; earthquake; elementary school; geology; high school; higher education; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; middle school; natural hazards; rocks; seismology
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