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What data? Watch this… and filter ON!

“Did we detect that LARGE global earthquake?  Maybe it’s “not there”…..I just observe noise”.  On May 14th, 2019, a MAJOR magnitude M7.5 earthquake hit Papua New Guinea.  Here in Spring, TX, operated by Texas Educational Seismic Project, the ground motion was detected very obviously…

TEACHABLE MOMENTS: Watching Wave Resonance Frequencies in Action (Philippines)

TEACHABLE MOMENT: Watch the videos, filmed during the shaking of two earthquakes in the Philippines, which provide two excellent visual demonstrations of the physics/engineering concept of a wave’s resonance frequency. When an earthquake’s wave(s) reach the equal an object’s resonant frequency, the object will begin…

Small Turns, Ellie

Have you seen the movie “Contact” ?  In this film, a father reminds his young daughter that small moves adjusting a radio antenna’s frequency is a more effective method to locating a ping back (another radio antenna operator on the same frequency).  Similarly, small…

Regional Boy Scouts of America Convention, 2019

I can build a structure with candy? Sign me up! LOL!  TXESP hosted an “activity” booth at the 2019 (Houston Area) Regional Boy Scouts of America Convention at Houston’s NRG Arena.  Want to see time fly?  Ask kids and their parents to enter a competition where…

Comparing Technology, Part 3: EQ1 and the Raspberry Shake

Is there a one-size-fits-all seismograph? TXESP is continuing to compare the detection similarities and interpretation differences between the EQ1 and Raspberry Shake seismographs.  The dynamic Earth has provided several recent seismic events for us to study at our Station in Spring, TX:  Columbia, Nicaragua, El…

Fan Fare… Science Stands!

Science Stands! Though funding and public trust may waiver, Science continues to stand strong over the centuries.  Texas Educational Seismic Project’s mission it to facilitate STEM learning by using seismology as an exciting tool!  You can find us teaching at local schools, reaching rural…

It’s all about the right filter….

Please consider giving to “Cultivating Citizen Scientists” program; we purchase educational seismic instruments, mineral specimens, and provide onsite curriculum development with our Professional Scientists and Science Education team members.  Each donation is tax-deductible as TXESP is a 501-c3 Non Profit, designated Public Charity. It’s all…