Thread: Seismac questions

Started: 2008-06-19 20:42:42
Last activity: 2008-07-01 17:11:33
Topics: IRIS EPO
Katie Stofer
2008-06-19 20:42:42
Hi - I'm trying to convince a colleague to loan her Powerbook for a SeisMac
demo (mine's circa 2003). She's curious to hear any feedback users have -
has it been a big success, have you had any problems, etc.?



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  • Michael Hubenthal
    2008-07-01 17:11:33
    Hi Katie,

    Sorry that this reply is late. I have used SeisMac in numerous
    Teacher professional developments with success. To give you a flavor
    for how I have used it, I have sketched out two activities which can
    be found under lessons and resources from the IRIS E&O webpage http://
    www.iris.edu/hq/audience/educators. The first activity is designed
    to help students make a connection between the display and
    seismograms. In the second activity students explore how hard the
    ground shakes during an earthquake. The tool is especially
    powerful when combined with these animations http://www.iris.edu/hq/
    programs/education_and_outreach/aotm/9 .

    PS> For those that don't have a powerbook handy, keep in mind that
    your physics department is likely to have accelerometers as part of
    their probeware packages. These are equally as useful for conveying
    the concepts.

    If anyone has any questions or suggestions for the activities please
    be sure to contact me as I would be quite keen to hear from you.

    Best Wishes,
    Michael





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    IRIS Consortium
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    On Jun 19, 2008, at 1:42 PM, Katie Stofer wrote:

    Hi – I’m trying to convince a colleague to loan her Powerbook for a
    SeisMac demo (mine’s circa 2003). She’s curious to hear any
    feedback users have – has it been a big success, have you had any
    problems, etc.?



    ------

    Kathryn Stofer

    TerraLink Exhibit Manager

    Maryland Science Center

    601 Light Street

    Baltimore, Maryland 21230

    p 410.545.5976

    f 410.545.5974

    http://www.marylandsciencecenter.org

    Join us for BODYWORLDS 2, now through September 1!



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