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The site allows children of all ages to test their knowledge of what FEMA is and the disasters that they respond to by playing a variety of different games. These games (e.g. Disaster Math, Hurricane I.Q Quiz, etc.) test the player's mathematical skills, concentration levels and reasoning abilities. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), Informal, General public
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Mathematics, Natural hazards
 
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This lesson focuses on relative versus absolute velocity. Students can use a program (must be connected to the internet) to calculate the different types of velocities for different points along plate boundaries. A very brief description of the earth's plates is given, with links to additional information and images. Includes discussion questions. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Informal, General public
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Problem set
Subject: Geophysics, Mathematics
 
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This is an online activity in which students learn how to determine Richter magnitudes. The online Richter-magnitude calculator uses frames and layers to allow the user to make determinations of the Richter magnitudes of Southern California earthquakes from seismograms. If your browser supports neither frames nor layers, you will not be able to use this calculator, but there is an alternate page with ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Informal, General public
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity
Subject: Geology, Mathematics
 
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This lesson plan, beginning with background information and helpful equations, is about vectors, with an application to GPS, and would be appropriate for use in a high school mathematics classroom. Knowledge of basic trigonometry and physics is helpful. This lesson could be done by learners individually or in small groups. There are both quantitative and more open-ended questions requiring the students ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Mathematics
 
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This is an activity that students can do at home - actually, in the car. Students create a seismogram of the motion of the car as it moves down the road. This part of the lesson can be done by elementary, middle, and high school students. The second part of the lesson is to measure the amplitude of the motion recorded, conversion of units and using a logarithmic scale. The amplitude and conversion ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (15-16), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Presentation / Demo
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Mathematics
 
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This is an outline of an earthquakes unit using Seismic/Eruption (called SeisVolE on this webpage). Parts of the unit involve graphing using Excel, and all lessons use the Siesmic/Eruption program (which is available for free download). These lessons cover: making a map using Seismic/Eruption, adding relief to the map, taking a cross-section of the map, importing earthquake data from the USGS PDE ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal, General public
Resource type: Computer activity, Guide for instructor, Remotely sensed dataset, Software
Subject: Physical geography, Geophysics, Mathematics, Natural hazards
 
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This site presents educational modules for teaching about earthquakes, volcano eruptions and related plate tectonic concepts using an interactive computer program for mapping called Seismic/Eruption (also called SeisVolE). The program includes up-to-date earthquake and volcanic eruption catalogs and allows the user to display earthquake and volcanic eruption activity in "speeded up real time" on global, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal, General public
Resource type: Computer activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Module / Unit, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Geophysics, Mathematics, Natural hazards
 
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This online exercise lets students practice vector addition. They choose the precision of the test by selecting a target size, then estimate the sum of the two vectors by dragging and dropping a third arrow. Points are awarded; a higher degree of precision scores more points. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Geophysics, Mathematics, Physics
 
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