AAS 196th Meeting, June 2000
Session 24. Education, History
Display, Tuesday, June 6, 2000, 10:00am-6:30pm, Empire Hall South

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[24.04] The Princeton Earth Physics Project presents: Seismometers-Telescopes for the Earth's Interior

D.J. Steinberg, R.A. Phinney, A.M. Nolet (Princeton U.)

PEPP (the Princeton Earth Physics Project) is a national K-12 education outreach project, based out of Princeton University, that has established a network of seismic recording stations in high schools across the United States. Seismometers measure the ground motions of all types including those generated by near and distant earthquakes. Students in the PEPP program are given the opportunity to explore the Earth's interior through seismic data obtained from their classroom seismometers. Students use the PEPP network to study earthquakes, build research skills and improve their understanding of the planet Earth. PEPP's WWW server provides access to seismograms recorded by the PEPP Seismograph Network and other networks, access to a global seismicity database, and many other useful internet resources associated with or related to PEPP. Its goal is to enrich science education by bringing technology to the classroom and foster cooperation between research universities and secondary education institutions. PEPP has succeeded in engaging teachers and students in the acquisition and study of seismological data using the PEPP seismometers installed in their schools. It has helped teachers bring inquiry-based methods of science into the classroom by providing hands on activities and real data for scientific investigations.

PEPP is undergoing a new initiative to bring high school teachers and scientists together in summer workshops with the purpose of developing new standards-based K-12 Curricula. The lessons produced will be placed on the internet at PEPP's Princeton website. Programs such as PEPP motivate and enable scientists to spread knowledge to K-12 teachers and students and help scientists appreciate the K-12 classroom environment.

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The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: dsteinbe@princeton.edu

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