Build your own seismograph

Working in small groups of 3-4,  students design and construct a seismograph using common household and craft materials provided. Students will demonstrate to the class (by shaking their table) how their seismographs records ground motion and if possible, the time of the disturbance occured. 

Objectives:

Students will be able to:

  • Explain how a simple seismograph is able to record ground motion that can be seen on seismograms.


Level: Novice

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