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This web page provides links to earthquake-related educational activities for kids, teachers and adults in general. Facts about earthquakes, animations of earthquake activity, ideas for science fair projects and lists of recent earthquakes are provided. Materials for use by teachers are arranged by grade level. Extensive links to other web-based resources are provided. The kid's section includes such ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), General public
Resource type: Computer activity, Clearinghouse
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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The prediction of earthquakes may be inexact, but it is vital, especially when large cities such as San Francisco or Los Angeles are threatened. The San Andreas Fault and two other faults, the Heyward and Calaveras faults, all have the potential to deliver a massive earthquake to the San Francisco Bay area. In this video segment, a seismologist explains the historical pattern of seismic activity in ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This easily built classroom apparatus is ideal for gaining a better understanding of how earthquakes work and how they are recorded. The apparatus consists of a heavy object that is dragged steadily with an elastic cord. Although pulled with a constant velocity, the heavy object repeatedly slides and then stops. A small vibration sensor, attached to a computer display, graphically monitors this motion, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo
Subject: Geophysics
 
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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 ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Video, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This web site provides a lesson plan for teachers on plate tectonics. Created for students in grades 6-12, it allows individuals to interactively learn about plate tectonics via web sites and in-class activities. The site is broken down into sections to help with the formulation of the lesson plan. These include: objectives, materials, procedures, adaptations, discussion questions, evaluation, extensions, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Map, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on large earthquakes hitting populated areas. Students learn about basic earthquake features such as seismic waves and how different places are affected differently by earthquakes. Then groups create a proposal for city government to prepare the city for a large earthquake. It includes objectives, materials, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards, Policy issues
 
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In this activity, learners will investigate the seismicity in southern California around the time of the 1992 Landers, California earthquake, which at magnitude 7.3 was the largest earthquake to strike the region in 40 years. Scientific studies into the circumstances surrounding these events and their connection to the Landers earthquake were carried out, primarily because of the hazard that 'triggered' ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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This unit uses three lessons to introduce students to the basics of how earthquakes work and why they occur. They will also understand the importance of high-quality construction in earthquake zones, the political aspects of earthquake preparedness and cleanup, and what can be learned from previous earthquakes in order to prepare for future ones. It includes links to online supporting materials and ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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In this activity, students use data on fault motion (derived from the horizontal movement of a GPS monument) to calculate the number of earthquakes necessary to build a montain range. They will also determine the average slip on a fault and recognize that it is different for earthquakes of different magnitudes. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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In this activity, students gather data and compare the shaking intensities of the 1906 San Francsico and 1989 Loma Prieta earthquakes. They compare shaking intensity maps from the two earthquakes using the Modified Mercalli Shake Intensity, examine the lengths of fault ruptures, and examine seismograph traces from each earthquake. Links to additional information and to lesson plans that use these ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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