Activity Narrative

The NEES@UCSB education and outreach team visited Adelante Charter and Franklin Elementary sixth graders in Santa Barbara. Dr. Sandra Seale made a power point presentation and gave an introductory lecture about seismology. She discussed topics such as plate tectonics and earthquakes, showed a movie of global seismicity and demonstrated how a seismometer works. The presentation concluded with a question and answer session and the opportunity for each student to generate their own earthquake by jumping next to a mems accelerometer. Students left with printouts of their earthquakes.

The NEES@UCSB site is funded in part by the Geoge E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Program of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Award Number CMMI-0927178.