DIY Seismometers

I helped a group of 5th graders worked to build model seismometers from common materials. The activity was part of an integrated study block where students elected to dive deeper into inventions of Ancient China. Other groups explored similar maker projects based on the abacus, paper-making, silk painting, kite building, and Chinese instruments. It was a great afternoon STEAM-focsed learning!

I found the plan from IRIS, and NSF funded consortium dedicated to seismological research and data. View the educational activity document and enjoy our video below:

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