Materials List: Seismology in the Classroom

Each group should have:

  • 2 foot-long rulers which have four holes in them
  • 2 fine-line markers
  • 1 roll of adding machine paper (available at office supply stores)
  • 1 small box approximately 6" L x 3" W x 2" H to fit the adding machine paper roll (the top of a box from bank checks works great)
  • 1 medium-sized, strong rubber band
  • Small strip of tag board or cardboard (about 1½" by 3")
  • Cork or square eraser
  • 2 pencils or a thin wood dowel that can fit through the holes in the rulers

For the class to share:

  • X-acto® or utility knife
  • 4-6 large, heavy books
  • Masking, duct or transparent tape
  • Scissors