Build or Bust'

Student Book

Did the Earth move for you'

Animations of longitudinal and transverse waves may be viewed at:
http://www.kettering.edu/~drussell/Demos/waves/wavemotion.html

Activity 5 Seismic waves

Seismic Waves Software:
http://bingweb.binghamton.edu/~ajones/

Activity 7 Earthquake Data

US Geological Survey's Earthquake Center:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/eqarchives/year/byyear.php

Activity 9 Virtual earthquake

Virtual Courseware for Earth and Environmental Science website:
http://www.sciencecourseware.org/eecindex.php

Resonance rings a bell

University of Salford's A-level Sounds Amazing website:
http://www.acoustics.salford.ac.uk/feschools/index.htm

Activity 13 The Millennium Bridge

Use the website engineer's website (Arup) to research the cause of these oscillations and how engineers overcame the problems that developed:
http://www.arup.com/millenniumbridge/challenge/

Activity 19: Circular motion and SHM

University of New South Wales' website:
http://www.physclips.unsw.edu.au/jw/SHM.htm

Listen to the trees

Simulation of a technique to determine wood stiffness by measuring the speed at which sound travels through logs and trees:
http://cte.napier.ac.uk/firrs/whack-a-stick_discovery.php

Activity 27: Resistant buildings

Explore the section 'Resistant Buildings' of the University of Bristol's IDEERs website to understand how structures are made to withstand earthquakes:
http://www.ideers.bris.ac.uk

University of Bristol's Earthquake Engineering Research Centre's website:
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/civilengineering/research/dynamics/eerc/

Resource Pack

Activity and additional sheets

Activity 1: Earthquakes on the Internet

British Geological Survey website:
http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/

US Geological Survey's website:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/

Website of the Earthquake Engineering Research Centre of Bristol University's Civil Engineering Department:
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/civilengineering/research/dynamics/eerc

'School-student friendly' portal of the Earthquake Engineering Research Centre of Bristol University's Civil Engineering Department:
http://www.ideers.bris.ac.uk

Activity 5  Seismic waves

Seismic Waves Software:
http://bingweb.binghamton.edu/~ajones/

The ClassZone Exploring Earth Visualizations; see chapter 10:
http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/navigation/visualization.cfm

The Savage Earth earthquake animation:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/savageearth/animations/earthquakes/main.html

Kettering University's wave animations:
http://www.kettering.edu/~drussell/Demos/waves/wavemotion.html

US geological survey animations (Try 'Shadow Zone'):
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learning/animations/

Exploring Earth animations (notice that the P waves in this animation are travelling horizontally, which would be unusual):
http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~rmellors/lab8/l8maineq.htm

The University of Nevada', Reno, seismic waves website:
http://www.seismo.unr.edu/ftp/pub/louie/class/100/seismic-waves.html

The University of Liverpool's Schools Matter website (there is a great deal of information here, the epicentre explanations are good introductions to Activity 6):
http://schools.matter.org.uk/Content/Seismology/index.html

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (this simulation also links to seismograms in Activity 6):
http://www.iris.edu/about/ENO/iows/4_2003b.htm
 

Activity 16: The Earth did move

For more details about the SEP seismometer see the British Geological Survey and MUTR websites:
http://www.bgs.ac.uk/schoolseismology/
http://www.mutr.co.uk/product_info.php'products_id=9047

Activity 21: A less-simple pendulum

Walter Fendt's website:
http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph11e/pendulum.htm

Activity 31: Comparing materials

You can find the specific heat capacities of metals at the following website:
http://www.kayelaby.npl.co.uk/

Additional sheet 11 Mantle convection

Dynamic Earth website:
http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/structure/dynamicearth/convection/index.htm

Entry for 30 July 2004 on the Interesting Thing of the Day website:
http://itotd.com/articles/261/mantle-convection/

University of Winnipeg website:
http://theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca/mod_tech/node195.html

US Geological Survey website:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/unanswered.html

MantlePlumes website:
http://www.mantleplumes.org/Convection.html

Activity 36: Energy-efficient building design

The British Gas interactive house:
http://www.britishgas.co.uk/energy-efficiency/products/saving-energy-and-money/energy-saving-facts.html

Passivehouse website:
http://www.passivehouse.co.uk/content/view/27/94/

SustainableBuild website:
http://www.sustainablebuild.co.uk/

Research Establishment's Environmental Building at Garston:
http://projects.bre.co.uk/envbuild/index.html

Website of the National Assembly for Wales:
http://www.assemblywales.org/sen-home.htm

Teacher Notes

Activity 1: Earthquakes on the Internet

British Geological Survey website:
http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/

US Geological Survey's website:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/

Website of the Earthquake Engineering Research Centre of Bristol University's Civil Engineering Department:
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/civilengineering/research/dynamics/eerc

'School-student friendly' portal of the Earthquake Engineering Research Centre of Bristol University's Civil Engineering Department:
http://www.ideers.bris.ac.uk

Activity 5: Seismic waves

Seismic Waves Software:
http://bingweb.binghamton.edu/~ajones/

Activity 6: Seismic alert

BBC News report about Market Rasen earthquake:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7266136.stm

Sky News reports about Market Rasen earthquake:
http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Sky-News-Archive/Article/20080641307071
http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Dr-Roger-Musson-British-Geological-Survey-On-British-Earthquake/Article/20080241307117'lpos=UK_News_Article_Related_Content_Region_2&lid=ARTICLE_1307117_Dr_Roger_Musson_British_Geological_Survey_On_British_Earthquake

Activity 7: Earthquake data

US Geological Survey earthquake archives website:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/eqarchives/year/byyear.php

Activity 9: Virtual earthquake

Virtual earthquake site of California State University:
http://www.sciencecourseware.org/eecindex.php

2.1 Forced oscillations

Salford University's A-level Sounds Amazing website:
http://www.acoustics.salford.ac.uk/feschools/waves/shm.htm#motion

Activity 13: The Millennium Bridge

A short video about the causes of the oscillations of the Millennium Bridge can be downloaded from the Arup site:
http://www.arup.com/millenniumbridge/challenge/video_opening_two.html

David Newland's report about the Millennium Bridge problems:
http://www2.eng.cam.ac.uk/~den/ICSV9_06.htm

Activity 14: Earthquakes and resonance in buildings

Instructions for how to make more permanent model demonstrating resonance and a video of it working can be downloaded from the Bristol University's IDEERS website:
http://www.ideers.bristol.ac.uk/resistant/exp_resonance2.html

Seismometers

Follow-up to Activity 15

British Geological Survey website:
http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk

Articles describing home-made seismometers:
http://psn.quake.net/infoequip.html

http://www.netquake.org/

Leicester University's schools and colleges network for recording and reporting of seismic data:
http://www.bgs.ac.uk/schoolseismology

MUTR's website has more information about the SEP seismometer:
http://www.mutr.co.uk/product_info.php'products_id=9047

Activity 16: The Earth did move

SEP website:
www.sep.org.uk

MUTR website:
www.mutr.co.uk

Activity 19: Circular motion and SHM  

SHM java applet from the University of New South Wales:
http://www.physclips.unsw.edu.au/jw/SHM.htm

Activity 20: Springy oscillations

Java applet showing 'springy oscillations' from the National Taiwan Normal University website:
http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php'topic=350.0

Activity 21: A less-simple pendulum

Walter Fendt's java applet of a pendulum:
http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph11e/pendulum.htm

Activity 27: Resistant buildings

Introducing and Demonstrating Earthquakes (IDEERS) website:
http://www.ideers.bris.ac.uk

Earthquake Engineering Research Centre (EERC) website:
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/civilengineering/research/dynamics/eerc/

3.2 Other ways to reduce earthquake damage

Bristol University's Civil Engineering Department's website:
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/civilengineering/

The experiment in the SEP booklet Hot and cold: exploring temperature changes using thermocolour film illustrates thermal bridging:
http://www.sep.org.uk/publications.asp

Technician Notes

Software

Data Harvest Group:
http://www.data-harvest.co.uk

Pico Technology Limited:
http://www.picotech.com

JPR Electronics Ltd:
http://www.jprelec.co.uk

Equipment

Lascells Ltd:
http://www.lascells.com/index.php

Videos

Institute of Physics Video Library:
http://www.iop.org/activity/education/Projects/Other Resources/Institute_of_Physics_Resources/page_6460.html

BBC Active:
http://www.bbcactive.com/BroadCastLearning/asp/home/home.asp

Activity 5: Seismic waves

Binghamton Seismic Waves :software:
http://bingweb.binghamton.edu/~ajones/

Activity 10: Wind-induced oscillations

Anemometer construction and operational details:
http://www.raphnet.net/divers/anemometre/anemometer_en.php

Activity 16: The Earth did move

Audacity:
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/