Shake It Up with Seismographs!

This Shake It Up with Seismographs! lesson plan also includes:

Learning about the earth should be a moving experience, and what better way to record that movement than with a seismograph? Each team will work together to design and build a seismometer, then compete against the other teams to see which one works best. Note: the original lesson plan, which is attached below in the Additional Materials section, provides learners with several background knowledge readings, which add a lot to the lesson plan. You may wish to include these readings before starting the lesson plan.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable

  • Engaging
  • Basic supplies
  • Real-world application

  • Without background information or other examples, it may be difficult for learners to develop a design idea (use the background readings in the lesson plan attached in the Additional Materials section below)