Activity Narrative

The NEES@UCSB Education and Outreach team visited Monroe Elementary School. Dr Jamie Steidl discussed plate tectonics and why earthquakes occurs at plate boundaries. He showed slides illustrating the travel of seismic waves through the earth and the crust. His presentation was followed by a question and answer session, after which, every student was invited to make their own earthquake and watched a demonstration of fault slippage.

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.