Idaho Science Journal

Football Earthquake

Season 1 Episode 9 | 4m 8s

Earthquakes aren’t the only things that shake the ground. Scientists can study the earth-moving power of Boise State University football fans. Reporter Joan Cartan-Hansen joins the BSU Geosciences department at a scientific tailgating party as researchers show undergraduates how seismographs work. This report originally aired on Idaho Public Television’s Science Trek program.

Aired: 06/17/15

Rating: TV-Y

Video has closed captioning.

Problems Playing Video?

Funding for Idaho Science Journal was provided by the National Science Foundation Idaho EPSCoR Program and by the National Science Foundation