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Earthquakes and the Web
In this activity students discover that earthquakes are among Earth's most spectacular natural phenomena and that in understanding what causes earthquakes we can use earthquake or seismic waves to learn about Earth's interior. Students also learn the other aspects of seismology (the study of earthquakes), which are important parts of any Earth Science program. Students will also learn more about how to use the computer as a research and instruction tool. They will find answers in the websites to some questions about earthquakes related to the Regents curriculum. Once they have answered the questions they will try the "Virtual Earthquake" activity on the computer.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1999 - 2005 by The Earth to Class, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University in the City of New York, NY. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-007-789
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Changes in earth and sky
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Earth2Class: Teacher's Page (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Michael J. Passow
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth to Class

Publisher: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth to Class