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This site contains information about the San Francisco earthquake of 1989, which lasted only 15 seconds, but caused highways to collapse and buildings to crumble. About ninety people were killed, and more than six billion dollars of property was damaged. Photographs, shaking cartoons and easily accessible text explain the how and why of Earth's earthquakes. Topics include plate movement, types of ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This website provides visual resources for the Earth Science teacher to use in front of a classroom to foster group discussion. Its ultimate goal is to make scientific data, fresh from the field, readily available for K-12 teachers and students to use to enhance their understanding of earth science. This will require both installation of specialized hardware and development of pertinent software. ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Presentation / Demo
Subject: Geology
 
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In this activity, students work in teams to locate the epicenter of an earthquake using the time travel difference between the primary (P) and the secondary (S) waves. Teams work out that the time difference between the wave arrival times depends upon the distance of the monitoring station from the epicenter. To locate the earthquake they draw circles of the appropriate (scaled) radius from the monitoring ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geophysics
 
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This text relates a scientific detective story through clues from both sides of the Pacific. In the year 1700, a mysterious tsunami flooded fields and washed away houses in Japan. It arrived without the warning that a nearby earthquake usually provides. Samurai, merchants, and villagers recorded the event, but nearly three centuries would pass before discoveries in North America revealed the tsunami's ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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This page points to a number of reports and maps on earthquake hazards, prediction, and preparedness. Map types include seismic hazards maps, shaking hazards maps, and shaking intensity maps. Related programs are also referenced. Other links include, latest earthquake information, general earthquake information, and earthquake research. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Tutorial, Map, Visualization - scientific, Report
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on how earthquake-proof buildings are designed. Students build a tester, then model buildings to test and see what factors make a building more earthquake-proof than others. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards, Technology
 
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In this activity, students explore how the movement of tectonic plates forms mountains, volcanoes, oceans, and earthquakes. It first describes the plates and the various types of interaction at plate boundaries. An interactive map of the world shows the relationship between plate boundaries and earthquakes, allowing the student to click on selected place to explore a volcano, mountain, hotspot or ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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In this activity, students plot earthquake hypocenters along a cross-section in an attempt to create an image of a fault deep beneath the surface. The hypocenters they will be using come from the aftershock sequence of the magnitude 5.6 North Palm Springs earthquake that occurred in 1986. The students will learn that accurate positioning of earthquake hypocenters can produce a rough image of a fault, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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In this activity, the process of finding the epicenter of an earthquake with a travel time graph is simulated. During the course of this activity students will model how earthquake waves travel through the Earth at different speeds, construct and utilize a graph to characterize the relationship between distance and time of travel of seismic waves (a travel time-curve), and use the constructed time-travel ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field activity
Subject: Geophysics
 
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This site provides varied and vital information for earth science students. Links lead to important and interesting sites that change from time to time. The permanent pages at this site offer information that is of value to all earth science students and some that are for local students. There are animations and visual learning aids, interactive unit notes, practice questions for exams, earth science ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Clearinghouse
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Geology, Physical oceanography, Space science
 
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