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This educational module has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to interactively investigate the nature of earthquakes. The module has been divided into three major sections, "What is an Earthquake?", "The Distribution of Earthquakes", and "Measuring Earthquakes". Each section presents background material and interactive learning activities allowing students to understand such characteristics ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Tutorial, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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This resource explores earthquakes and seismic hazards, using the San Francisco area as an example. Materials include histories of San Francisco's earthquakes, including the 1906 'Great Earthquake' and the 1989 Loma Prieta quake. A section on quake basics addresses the relationship between earthquakes and plate tectonics, fault movements, seismic waves, and how earthquakes are measured. For educators, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Illustration - scientific, Map, Photograph, Video, Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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This activity has students research a list of volcanoes and then write detailed information they researched under a column that identifies that type of volcano - Cinder Cone, Composite, or Shield. Included are a worksheet and a collection of links to referential websites about specific volcanoes. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity
Subject: Physical geography, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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This report reviews two methods of earthquake prediction: statistical analysis and observation of geophysical precursors of earthquakes. Statistical analysis involves observing the history of earthquake occurrences in a given region to see whether there are patterns or cycles; two case studies are provided as examples: Friuli, Italy and Parkfield, California. Five geophysical precursors, changes in ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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This report decribes research being carried out in Parkfield, California whose purpose is to better understand the physics of earthquakes: what actually happens on the fault and in the surrounding region before, during and after an earthquake. Ultimately, scientists hope to better understand the earthquake process and, if possible, to provide a scientific basis for earthquake prediction. Topics include ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Ref. material, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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This report describes recent efforts at earthquake prediction, focusing on the modern era beginning in the mid- to late 1970's. Topics include a history of prediction efforts, the measurement of physical parameters in areas where earthquakes occur, and the development of a model upon which predictions could be based. The efforts centered around Parkfield, California, whose well-known seismic history ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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In response to the Nisqually earthquake of 2001, the Washington State Division of Geology and Earth Resources (DGER) developed two types of earthquake hazard maps for every county in the state: liquefaction susceptibility maps, which outline areas where water-saturated sandy soil loses strength during earthquake shaking, and National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) site class maps, which ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Modeled dataset
Subject: Geology, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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This portal features an alphabetical listing of links to standard and three-dimensional (3D) images of geological and natural history-related subjects in the National Parks of the United States. The 3D images are anaglyphs and require red and cyan 3D viewing glasses. These full-size images may be slow to download. Users can click on a national park to start an image tour, use a subject index, location ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Field trip - virtual, Photograph, Government portal
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Structural geology
 
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This web site provides an interactive map of global seismic activity that is updated every 30 minutes. The site uses data from the National Earthquake Information Center to produce a world map with clickable areas of seismic activity. Users can click on geographical areas of the map, and will be taken to a table which describes the time, location, magnitude and comments about particular seismic events. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Map, In-situ dataset
Subject: Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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