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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 ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This activity is part of Planet Diary and is an online investigation of where earthquakes occur. Students research past earthquakes to see if any have occurred in their region. This activity has an accompanying page of websites for further research. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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Five moderate-to-strong earthquakes struck California in June 2005. Could the cluster of quakes be a harbinger of the Big One? Another earthquake-prone area, New Madrid, near Memphis, Tennessee, has had more than its share of impressive quakes and strain is building along its fault lines. This radio broadcast discusses these two seismic zones, the new data based on years of GPS (Global Positioning ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Radio broadcast
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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Most earthquakes occur in the top 100 miles of the crust of the Earth, but some happen far below that, where the earth is so hot that rocks should simply flow past each other instead of producing the jolts that cause earthquakes. So what causes them? This radio broadcast explains how one geophysicist has performed experiments revealing that rock squeezed under intense pressure contains bits that become ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Radio broadcast
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This site contains information about paleoseismology. In the world of earthquakes, 'ancient' translates to before the 20th century and before instruments were used to record earthquakes. The article takes a look at how paleoseismologists study the sediment around faults to help predict future earthquakes. It covers what faults are and the role they play in earthquakes, how paleoseismologists use sediment ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This resource presents a general introduction to earthquakes, including sections on the science, the phenomenon, and effects. It includes an animation of how earthquakes form, and footage of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake near San Francisco. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Video, Ref. material
Subject: Physical geography, Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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This is a lesson designed for 7-12th (adaptable for 4-6) grade students. It focuses on earthquakes in the Utah region, but can be adapted to use anywhere. Forty-eight Intermountain West earthquakes that have occurred since 1876 have been researched by Earthquake Education Services (EES). Newspaper articles, individual accounts (diary entries, interviews, letters, etc.), and photographs have been collected. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal, General public
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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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. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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In this activity, students use online resources to investigate the occurrence of earthquakes in Southern California to decide if there has been a 'deficit', that is, not enough earthquakes in the area in historical time to release the amount of strain energy that plate tectonics is constantly supplying to the crust. In the first two parts, they must determine the appropriate year to begin their study ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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Users can access images from historic earthquakes by choosing the name of the earthquake from an alphabetical listing. The images are available in three resolutions and are accompanied by brief written descriptions. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Photograph
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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