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Understanding Earthquakes
This resource features links to: an earthquake quiz; a rotating globe showing earthquake locations; famous earthquake accounts by Mark Twain, Jack London, Charles Darwin, and John Muir; a Java animation of the gradual buildup of stress that leads to earthquakes; a three-page history of seismology to 1910; and other educational and earthquake websites.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
Technical requirements:
Selected resources require Java or QuickTime software.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2004 Board of Regents of the University of California.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-006-662
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
        • Origin and evolution of the earth system
Related resources:
This resource contains 'Earthquake Quiz'
This resource contains 'Introduction to Elastic Rebound Animation'
This resource contains 'A Brief History of Seismology to 1910'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Institute for Crustal Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara