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Braile (braile@purdue.edu) (February, 2001) Objective: Construct a simple seismograph for use in educational activities and demonstrations. Use the seismograph to demonstrate how a seismograph works, for "make your own earthquake" activities, and to demonstrate, using weight drop experiments, the concepts of magnitude and intensity. Introduction: A simple and inexpensive seismograph can be constructed from readily available parts and components. Constructing the Seismograph: The educational seismograph (Figure 1) is constructed from commercial components (geophone, Vernier Serial Box Interface, SBI; and LoggerPro software installed on a computer) and a homemade electronic circuit (Figures 2 and 3).

Using the Seismograph: Once the seismograph is working properly, you can use it for a number of activities. Make Your Own Earthquake: Each person or small group can stand about 2-3 m from the geophone and jump up and down. Table 1. 4Information on commercial geophones: Teacher Earth Science Education Programme - TESEP: Home page. Rock-Camera-Action: Melbourne Museum. Earth’s history is written in our rocks.

Rock-Camera-Action: Melbourne Museum

Learning about the rock cycle helps us to understand how to read rocks and understand what they can tell us about the history of our planet. In the one hour ‘Rocks-Camera-Action’ program, students work in teams of three to research, create and share a short movie about an aspect of the Rock Cycle. Students have 30 minutes to film a clip about areas such as: How are igneous rocks formed?

How are metamorphic rocks formed? All equipment is provided during this museum staff-led program. AusVELS Link - Level 8 (Earth and Space Science) Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks contain minerals and are formed by processes that occur within Earth over a variety of timescales. Available: Terms 1 - 4, Thursdays & FridaysSession times: 10am, 11.30am & 1pm Session duration: 60 minutes (includes exhibition)Maximum 30 students per session (15 students min) Cost: $4.40 per student plus education service fee.

Teacher Earth Science Education Programme - TESEP: Home page. Global Mining Sustainability — Education. As the demand for mined minerals increases, everyone—from students, to miners, to governments and global corporations—must understand how to work together to meet those needs while protecting the world in which we live.

Global Mining Sustainability — Education

Produced by Caterpillar and Science North, "Ground Rules: Mining Right for a Sustainable Future" follows the development of new and operating mines as geologists, engineers and mine managers tackle complex problems. The film draws on the experiences and achievements of other mine sites to illustrate creative and core concepts of sustainable development and social responsibility. Embark on a 23-minute tour across almost every continent — to Australia, Canada, Chile, Ghana, Indonesia and the United States — and meet a new generation of passionate and creative people working to bring us the materials, fuels and minerals on which our modern world depends. "Ground Rules" is the successor to our popular film, "Common Ground: Modern Mining and You. " Minerals Council of Australia. Bureau - Learn About Meteorology. Purpose In this section of our web site we would like to help you find the information you want quickly and easily.

Bureau - Learn About Meteorology

Along the way we hope your awareness of what the Bureau of Meteorology has to offer will increase, and perhaps you will understand the field of meteorology better. Consider the following information as a starting point. Climate & weather: what's the difference? There is a variety of ways to explain the difference. Climate is what you expect; weather is what you get. Climate is about long-term records, trends and averages; weather is the day to day experience. Climate is the sum or synthesis of all the weather recorded over a long period of time. If weather is the watch then climate is the calendar. What's Available We have resources such as brochures, reports and glossaries in the form of web pages and PDF documents.

The Bureau wishes to acknowledge the work done by the students employed under the Work Experience and Vocational Education and Training schemes. The Global Campaign for Climate Action. Climate Science Info Zone -

There are many institutions and organisations around the world researching climate science, how our climate is changing, and ways of responding.

Climate Science Info Zone -

Here are just a few… Breathingearth - CO2, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time. Carbon Dioxide Emissions. Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet. The Basics Of Global Warming. Encyclopedia of Earth.

The Rock Cycle . Introduction. Earth.