Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Studying Earth Quakes


Today we used a downsized version of a seismograph to record vibrations. We studied three different variables: distance, direction, and force. We did this by beating on the tables in a variety of way to create different types of waves and conditions. Below are some of the videos from our lesson today. Enjoy.


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Above: This was probably one of the best readings we had all day. This group consisted of Cendy, Elio, and Shelby they were hitting the table in a perpendicular direction.

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Above: This video is from Daisy, Evelyn, and Carlos performing the same direction.

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Above: This video is Ismael, Josh, and Jasmin. This is one of the more violent "earthquakes" we recorded today. These students were told to beat the table (perpendicular direction) as hard as they want for this last trial.

Mr. McClung

6 comments:

DUDESTORM4YOU! said...

Don't Let Mr. McClung fool you, he uses those for moris code. He's a secret government spy!

Wm Chamberlain said...

I guess beating tables beats beating each other, but aren't you afraid about the amount of practice they are getting?

jkmcclung said...

practice makes prefect...

Cendy said...

Beating on the table was fun also good practice!!

DUDESTORM4YOU! said...

Mr.McClung might be able to take a class of sixth graders, but he can't take me. Fact: I am stronger than a class of sixth graders

jkmcclung said...

bears, beats, and battlestar glactica...