Activity Narrative

Hope Elementary School Science Saturday consisted of many presenters including NEES@UCSB. The outreach team brought posters and the Make Your Own Earthquake station for students to learn about ground motion and seismographs. For the first half of the day students jumped on the classroom floor, then the students switched to jumping on an upside down a desk. Jumping on the desk produced the largest earthquakes due to the flexure and movement of the desk.

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.