Shake it up with Seismographs (PDF)

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Seismogrph monitoring

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  • Classroom Activities

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TryEngineering

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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.

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