The future direction of educational seismology in the UK

Posted by pkm at Mar 09, 2015 06:49 PM |
Paul Denton - British Geological Survey, Keyworth

Educational seismology in the UK uses earthquakes and seismology to inspire students in their studies of science and geoscience.   Fundamental to this process is the idea of inquiry based science education, i.e.  giving students the tools and access to data and letting them explore and discover things for themselves.    With this in mind we are developing activities and resources that are aligned to this goal with strong links to the “maker movement” encouraging students to build sensors and computer based datalogging systems themselves.   In 2015 the British Geological Survey will be working with Mindsetsonline.co.uk and the Computer Laboratory at Cambridge University to develop add on hardware kits for the Raspberry Pi computer platform  together with educational resources to encourage students to build their own seismic observatories from scratch.

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