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Earthquake Lesson: Introduction to the Quake-Catcher Network and Lab - Activity
File Name a.introtoqcn.doc
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Computer Program Not specified
File Size 183.00 KB - 1 file
Expert Level High School (Grade 9-12)
Contributor Deborah Kane
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Resource Matrix Earthquakes
The Quake-Catcher Network is a program for installing inexpensive ground motion sensors in classrooms, homes, museums, and anywhere a desktop computer may be placed. This activity reviews the concept of acceleration and then introduces students to a sensor that records acceleration. The lab exercise leads the students through several exploratory questions and suggestions and ultimately asks them to consider what this sensor is used for outside of the classroom. This activity requires advance preparation to order the sensors, as noted in the Description and Teaching Materials (below).
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