Texas Educational Seismic Project

OUR VISION
Texas Educational Seismic Project (TX-ESP) promotes inquiry-based learning and investigative methods in earth sciences for K-12 classrooms.

OUR MISSION
TX-ESP augments Texas teacher’s 5E lesson plans with inquiry-based learning methods. TX-ESP’s goal is to expand linear problem solving skills of the K-12 student towards an enhanced creative analysis and assessment skillset. TX-ESP uses seismology as a stimulating teaching tool to accomplish this goal. The program aligns with TEKS requirements by teaching students about seismology and seismic waves, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountain building. Finally, the curriculum and discussion materials intend to help students learn to reframe traditional science lessons into a dialogue of scientific inquiries with open-ended, boundless investigations about the world around us.

Operating as usual

Women in Geoscience: Dr. Alka Tripathy–Lang, science writer 04/30/2021

Women in Geoscience: Dr. Alka Tripathy–Lang, science writer

Women in Geoscience: Dr. Alka Tripathy–Lang, science writer IF/THEN Women in Geoscience Series. Short videos / animations featuring a broad range of women in geoscience from around the world. These inspiring scientist...

04/29/2021

The countdown is on! Get ready for an innovative approach to STEM education.
#EnergyDay #STEM #energydaytogo

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💯 truth! 😆
This kills me bc it is soooo. dead. on.

Types of Scientific Paper https://xkcd.com/2456/

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Others include "We've incrementally improved the estimate of this coefficient," "Maybe all these categories are wrong," and "We found a way to make student volunters worse at tasks."

Timeline Photos 04/22/2021

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The Cold War marked the proliferation of nuclear weapons and testing, with both sides monitoring detonation of nuclear devices via seismology—one of the only ways to reliably identify underground nuclear explosions across the globe.The U.S. and its allies established a network of seismometers around the world in part to keep tabs on Soviet nuclear capabilities, while the Soviet government needed a seismic station located as west as possible to help track U.S. bomb tests. Quiet Kašperské Hory, devoid of the cultural seismic noise that people produce as they go about their day (with the exception of military activity), proved to be an ideal location for both nuclear surveillance, and for germinating new ideas...

https://www.iris.edu/hq/science_highlights/a_brief_history_of_the_very_first_broadband_seismic_station

04/12/2021

Let's help one another.

This Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 11 a.m. MDT, the Geological Society of America is hosting a webinar on "Professional Geologist Licensure Requirements: Tips for the Exam and How Certification will Help Your Career"
Duration: 1 hour
Registration Link: https://lnkd.in/dMenbv9

Details: Having a license to practice geology is a requirement in the majority of U.S. states, Canada, and other countries. Learn about professional licensing requirements and how becoming licensed can influence your career opportunities and career success. Laurie Racca will present a discussion of the national licensing exams for geologists prepared by the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG). She will discuss the purpose of the license, qualification requirements (education, experience, exams), and the Geologist-in-Training Certificate. Shanna Schmitt will present a discussion on the ASBOG®️ Practice of Geology (PG) exam, including when to sit for the exam, how to study, why being licensed is a great idea, and some advice for early career professionals. Jazzy Graham-Davis is a certified Geologist-in-Training in the state of California and they will be sharing their advice on the GIT process and the FG exam.

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JOIN IN !

April is Citizen Science Month! There are more than 100 events lined up this year, spanning everything from the future of health and medicine to water quality and events about how to train your brain! Learn more at https://scistarter.org/citizensciencemonth

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Houstonians...

Elementary teachers! The ConocoPhillips REMSL program is specifically designed for teaching STEM in grades 3-5. You can still apply but hurry! Applications close on April 18. More at http://ow.ly/hwnf50E1uy9

Timeline Photos 04/03/2021

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Have a safe weekend!

COVID-19's Effects on Everyday Life 04/01/2021

COVID-19's Effects on Everyday Life

Boston College's Weston Observatory collaborated with dozens of scientists to monitor how the Earth moves (or doesn't move) when our cultural and social activities are stifled.

COVID-19's Effects on Everyday Life Boston College researchers are exploring COVID-19's impact on life as we know it. Here’s a look at just some of the important questions they’re asking—and answering.

04/01/2021

San Andreas Fault near Devil's Punchbowl

this dynamic Earth

03/28/2021
Movers & Shakers - Virtual Meetup 2021 03/27/2021

Movers & Shakers - Virtual Meetup 2021

Movers & Shakers - Virtual Meetup 2021 “Movers & Shakers” - First Virtual Meetup 2021 April is Citizen Science month and this year we have something special planned… Our first ever Raspberry Shake virtual “Movers & Shakers” meetup event! Join us to discover how Raspberry Shake is bridging the gap between the citizen science and...

Icelandic Meteorological Office - IMO on Twitter 03/20/2021

Icelandic Meteorological Office - IMO on Twitter

after weeks of observation, we have a new eruption in Iceland
https://twitter.com/Vedurstofan/status/1373053130372493319?s=20

Icelandic Meteorological Office - IMO on Twitter “The first image of the eruption. Taken from the Coast Guard helicopter. The southern end of the lava flow is about 2.6 km from Suðurstrandarvegur. According to initial information, the fissure is about 200 m long.”

Seismic ripples reveal size of Mars’s core 03/18/2021

Seismic ripples reveal size of Mars’s core

This is beyond cool!!! Mapping the INTERIOR of another planet is astounding!!! Beyond the gratification of information, here's a good reason to care about how Mars is comprised:

"Mars once had a strong magnetic field generated by liquid sloshing its core; but that magnetic field dropped dramatically over time, causing Mars's atmosphere to escape into space and the surface to become cold, barren, and much less hospitable to life than Earth's."

Seismic ripples reveal size of Mars’s core Mars becomes the first inner planet after Earth to have its core measured.

High-rises at risk: Building codes underestimate Vancouver’s seismic hazard - Temblor.net 03/17/2021

High-rises at risk: Building codes underestimate Vancouver’s seismic hazard - Temblor.net

Vancouver is a gorgeous, wonderous city to visit (and live!) - but have you ever wondered how vulnerable the city's skyline is to ground shaking from earthquakes? What you should know....

High-rises at risk: Building codes underestimate Vancouver’s seismic hazard - Temblor.net State of the art simulations reveal that Vancouver’s tall concrete buildings are especially vulnerable to some types of seismic waves.

Vast amount of water may be locked up on Mars 03/17/2021

Vast amount of water may be locked up on Mars

I knew my Mineralogy class and crystal lattice structures would come back to haunt me 2nd 🙃

Vast amount of water may be locked up on Mars

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COVID-19 lockdowns created a rare opportunity to help researchers in revealing hidden aspects of campus environments due to low levels of seismic noise.

Our #RaspberryShake #seismographs were involved too! Read all on @AmericanGeophisicalUnion ➡️ https://buff.ly/3tias84

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Are you ready to learn?

FREE - Seismology Skill Building Workshop for Undergraduates

"The workshop provides basic knowledge programming skills. It is very suitable for undergraduates and beginners. Anybody who wants to explore seismology should register for this workshop."

https://www.iris.edu/hq/workshops/2021/01/ssb_2?fbclid=IwAR1QbL9ZPmdl1XDQnTVaNrh0gTpX8CamCXl9JeV0SXcI-QUnXPs4diSxwGo

Men-Andrin Meier on Twitter 03/12/2021

Men-Andrin Meier on Twitter

10 YEARS AGO this week - shown is the ground shaking f/ the devastating magnitude M9.1 earthquake followed by the arrival of the deadly tsunami

Men-Andrin Meier on Twitter “The tectonic plate motion during the M9.1 2011 Tohoku-oki #Japan #earthquake lasted for 3 minutes. The ground shock for a harrowing 6min. You get a feeling for what that means if you watch this video. It just would not stop. ✨🇯🇵✨ https://t.co/Ze8015AaCy”

The Tavernola landslide: a potential tsunami-inducing failure in Italy 03/12/2021

The Tavernola landslide: a potential tsunami-inducing failure in Italy

" In recent days a large section of mountain has started to move at a significant rate, driving fears of a major slope collapse. "

The Tavernola landslide: a potential tsunami-inducing failure in Italy The Tavernola landslide: in Italy there is concern that failure of a large rock slope could generate a substantial tsunami in Lago d'Iseo

Insights from the Depths of Hawaii’s Kīlauea Volcano - Eos 03/11/2021

Insights from the Depths of Hawaii’s Kīlauea Volcano - Eos

Using geochemical analyses to confirm geophysical interpretations of Mt Kilauea. Quite interesting!

Insights from the Depths of Hawaii’s Kīlauea Volcano - Eos One of the world’s best monitored and most active volcanos still has secrets to yield, and researchers are turning to v***r bubbles trapped in melt inclusions to find them.

Timeline Photos 03/09/2021

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Have a safe weekend! (Comic from https://xkcd.com/913/)

Photos from Fidelity National Title - Flathead County's post 03/08/2021

Photos from Fidelity National Title - Flathead County's post

Images from the Mars Perseverance Rover 03/07/2021

Images from the Mars Perseverance Rover

Latest images from MARS taken by NASA's Perseverance Rover

Images from the Mars Perseverance Rover Raw images of Mars taken by the Perseverance rover at Jezero Crater.

Watch Online: Mars Landing 03/06/2021

Watch Online: Mars Landing

Girls can be NASA Engineers please share with the girl students in your life
Webinar: Taking Flight – How Girls Can Grow Up to Be Engineers
Monday, March 8
4:00 p.m. PST
Calling all girls! International Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of women all over the world. Join us for a webinar with a talented team of women engineers who go to work on Mars every day. These women operate rovers on Mars and are working on the Mars helicopter’s first flight. Panelists will share their “origin stories,” their paths to NASA and advice about careers in STEM.

Watch Online: Mars Landing Information on how to watch the landing of the Perseverance rover.

Livestream in Case of Eruption 03/04/2021

Livestream in Case of Eruption

Using seismometers to detect small earthquakes near the volcano, scientists are interpreting magma movement and if/where an impending volcanic eruption could occur. Víkurfréttir , the local news service of Reykjanesbær, Southwest Iceland, installed a video camera last night, pointed at Keilir mountain and vicinity – the area believed by scientists to be the likeliest location of a potential volcanic eruption

Livestream in Case of Eruption Víkurfréttir, the local news service of Reykjanesbær, Southwest Iceland, installed a video camera last night, pointed at Keilir mountain and vicinity.

02/28/2021
Dr Stephen Hicks 🇪🇺 on Twitter 02/27/2021

Dr Stephen Hicks 🇪🇺 on Twitter

Listen to the Earth

Dr Stephen Hicks 🇪🇺 on Twitter “Cooool! Our paper led by @seismotom from last year on the seismic noise quiet period due to pandemic lockdowns (https://t.co/Qso5qpDeAI), has inspired a piece of meditative audio 🤩🤩🤩! You can listen to Frederick Kennedy's piece named "Rest" here: https://t.co/hUyBVntgHl”

Timeline Photos 02/27/2021

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On Monday we are celebrating Texas Girls in STEM Day, which is the result of House Bill 3435! Join representative Rhetta Andrews Bowers and our panelists in discussing opportunities that are available to all students and encouraging girls to believe that they can enter fields traditionally dominated by men and be successful! Thank you in advance for helping to make March 1st a day that celebrates women and girls becoming whatever they want to be!

#TXGirlsInSTEMDay #HB3435
Learn more at https://girlday.utexas.edu/texas-girls-stem-day

Boris Behncke on Twitter 02/22/2021

Boris Behncke on Twitter

Mt Etna erupting and sending dangerous gasses into the atmosphere

Boris Behncke on Twitter “An incredibily powerful episode of lava fountaining (paroxysm) at Etna this night, 20-21 February 2021. Lava fountains exceeding 1000 m in height. This is the most beautiful volcano on Earth. https://t.co/4kG6AhtSpi”

Q&A: ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system arriving in Pacific Northwest 02/21/2021

Q&A: ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system arriving in Pacific Northwest

Q&A: ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system arriving in Pacific Northwest After years in development, an earthquake early warning system known as ShakeAlert is on the cusp of being released in Oregon and Washington. Harold Tobin, director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic...

Timeline Photos 02/19/2021

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ShakeAlert® (https://www.shakealert.org/​) is an earthquake early warning (EEW) system that detects significant earthquakes so quickly that alerts can reach many people before shaking arrives. ShakeAlert is not earthquake prediction, rather a ShakeAlert message indicates that an earthquake has begun and shaking is imminent.

https://youtu.be/bq7eQ6kBgxA

Japan Earthquake Injures 124, Causes Temporary Power Outages 02/14/2021

Japan Earthquake Injures 124, Causes Temporary Power Outages

Japan Earthquake Injures 124, Causes Temporary Power Outages

youtube.com 12/09/2020

Groundwater and Earthquake Faults Demonstration

youtube.com UNAVCO has a number of hands-on demonstrations to use at informal and formal group events like school visits, museum presentations, science days, or farmers ...

iris.edu 11/30/2020

Seismograms: Illustrated Guide to Reading a Seismogram (USGS)- Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology

iris.edu This USGS video provides a tutorial for anyone interested in interpreting the seismic records on public webicorder displays. Seismometers measure vibrations. More vibration… more wiggle. Some seismometers measure only up and down; some measure up-down, north-south, and east-west motion. 

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Texas Educational Seismic Project (TX-ESP) promotes inquiry-based learning and investigative methods in earth sciences for K-12 classrooms. The program is intended to help students learn to reframe traditional science lessons into a dialogue of scientific inquiries with open-ended, boundless investigations about the world around us. For more than ten years, earth sciences were not included in Texas State curriculum requirements. During this absence, the number of content experts teaching earth science was drastically reduced. Further, current science teachers are facing the challenge of implementing “The Next Generation Science Standards” which focuses on the integration of science, technology and engineering and pushes students to investigate the natural world through the practices of scientific inquiry. TX-ESP enhances Texas classrooms using seismology as one tool to promote inquiry based learning and accomplish Texas state testing requirements for the earth sciences. TX-ESP’s implementation can assist the school become an active partner in global seismology research with Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS).
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