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Enhancing STEM Academics' Public Engagement Skills

Lead Institution: University of Bristol
Collaborating with: Graphic Science, Lighting Up Learning Ltd

Project Outputs > Outreach Activities: Key Stage (3) - Earthquakes

As part of the Enhancing STEM Academics' Public Engagement Skills project, an outreach workshop on earthquakes for secondary schools was developed utilising the best practice outlined in a Guide to Effective STEM Public Engagement.



The below workshop has an associated session plan for both teachers and outreach practitioners (presenters). For presenters, these notes contain brief explanations of questions or actions that the presenter should follow. For teachers, the notes contain more information about each slide to enhance the teacher's understanding and to enable them to answer questions that children may raise.

Below you can access an outreach workshop and associated session notes for Key Stage 3 (secondary) pupils:

How do earthquakes happen?

Explore how and why tectonic plates suddenly move to create an earthquake or even a tsunami. Make a seismometer to detect earthquakes and discover how seismic waves affect our environment.

Session length: 1 hour 30 minutes

How do earthquakes happen? Session notes

How do earthquakes happen?

How do earthquakes happen? Carousel of activities

Activity - what is an earthquake?

Activity - exploring seismic waves

Activity - making seismometers

Activity - shake tables

For further information about these activities, please contact Ed Drewitt at Bristol University as below:

Contact Ed Drewitt

What is the capital of England? What is this?

Staff involved

Ed Drewitt
Project lead, University of Bristol

Claire Dimond
Graphic Science

Nicholas Garrick
Lighting Up Learning Ltd

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