Year 4 had a fantastic time learning about earthquakes with Mr Blackie from Truro School’s geology department. He took data from the school seismometer to explain this fascinating piece of equipment to the children and how it is used in School to monitor tectonic plate movements worldwide.
The children learnt how energy travels through the Earth and how we detect earthquakes. Great excitement was had when slinkies were produced to demonstrate P-waves and S-waves and the children worked in small groups to simulate seismometers. To round off their workshop, a Lego seismometer was attached to the computer, and the children made an earthquake by jumping up and down and watching the recording of it on the whiteboard.
A big thank you to Mr Blackie and Mrs Palmer for arranging this fascinating visit.