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Earthquake Science Explained: A Series of Ten Short Articles for Students, Teachers, and Families
This downloadable compilation of articles was originally published as a series of weekly features in The San Francisco Chronicle. They present some of the new understanding gained and scientific advances made in the century since the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. Topics include lessons learned from the 1906 earthquake, the uses of seismograms, recognizing active faults, investigating faults by digging trenches, and earthquake prediction. Each article is accompanied by a suggestion for an activity.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
    • Journal article
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: USGS-ED-000-000-000-016
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'The USGS and Science Education: Educational Resources'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Educational Resources
http://education.usgs.gov/

Contact: Joseph J. Kerski
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Contact: Phil Stoffer
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Editor: Matthew A. d'Alessio
United States Geological Survey (USGS)