Thread: Classroom Seismographs

Started: 2006-11-04 06:08:08
Last activity: 2006-11-04 06:08:08
Topics: IRIS EPO
John or Jan Lahr
2006-11-04 06:08:08
Dear IRIS Teachers,

Alan Kafak and others have published an article in the Seismological
Research Letters on the use of classroom seismographs, which I think
you will find interesting, informative, and possibly controversial.

EduQuakes: Classroom Seismographs and the Challenge of Encouraging a
Culture of Scientific Inquiry in K-12 Schools by Alan Kafka, John E.
Ebel, Michael Barnett, Anastasia Macherides-Moulis, Leslie Campbell,
and Steve E. Gordon.

http://www.seismosoc.org/publications/SRL/SRL_77/srl_77-6_eq.html

What are your thoughts?

I'm also curious how you feel about the Seismographs in Schools
program. In what ways has it been a success? What have the major
challenges been? What are the disappointments? How can IRIS
encourage advancement beyond the "wow-level" of seismology to the
engagement in basic inquiry, systematic observations, and true
scientific inquiry? Is there interest in developing communications
between students at different schools across the country, perhaps in
terms of comparing seismograms?

Let's get some discussion going!

Cheers,
John


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