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Savage Earth: The Restless Planet - Earthquakes
This article, entitled Earth: All Stressed Out, dicusses the reasons for crustal movement, the different types of faults and seismic waves, and an explanation of how the damage is caused. The article includes several animations that support the explanations, plus a video taken during a destructive California earthquake. There are also three sidebars that support the article. They are Learning from Earthquakes, Quake Prediction, and Build Smart. A companion animation illustrates how earthquake waves travel around and through the Earth.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Video
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
Videos require Flash or QuickTime viewing software.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2004 Educational Broadcasting Corperation. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-006-088
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Changes in earth and sky
        • Properties of earth materials
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Sci. / tech. in local challenges
    • 5-8:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
    • 9-12:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
        • Origin and evolution of the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Thirteen/WNET New York, Thirteen Ed Online