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Simulating Seismic Waves Part 2: Students Experiment with Waves in Different Materials

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In this second of two video clips on simulating seismic waves, scientist Britt Argow and teacher Joe Reilly lead an activity with second grade students about how seismic energy, in the form of "P" waves (pressure or compression waves) and "S" (shear waves), travels through dense materials, such as solids, and less dense materials, such as liquids. Featured Scientists: Keith Klepeis, Ph.D. and David Sherrod, Ph.D.


NSES Standard

Unifying concepts and processes, 5-8th grade: Models can be used in explanations.

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