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This set of lecture notes covers several topics relating to the earth's interior. Seismic waves and the earth's internal structure are discussed. Several mechanisms for the origin of magma are offered. These lecture notes are in outline form with definitions and instructive diagrams. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Structural geology
 
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This website, from the 1998 PBS "Savage Earth" series, shows seismic waves from an earthquake that took place in Bolivia in 1994. The animation illustrates the way the earth's surface, core/mantle boundary and inner/outer core boundary reflect and deflect P- and S-waves. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Structural geology
 
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SeisMac is a free Mac OS X application that turns MacBook or MacBook Pro laptops into seismographs. It uses the Sudden Motion Sensor (accelerometer) that these machines are equipped with to create and display real-time, three-axis acceleration graphs (seismograms). The resizable, real-time scrolling display lets students see the seismic waves from tapping their toes on the floor, lay the laptop on ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Software
Subject: Geophysics, Technology
 
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This site contains 22 questions on the topic of earthquakes, which covers seismic waves, earthquake characteristics, and earthquake magnitudes. This is part of the Principles of Earth Science course at the University of South Dakota. Users submit their answers and are provided immediate verification. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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This website contains class notes from a Geology 101 (physical geology) course. It discusses the composition and structure of the Earth's interior. Each layer, the inner core, outer core, mantle, and crust, is covered. Details about each layer explain their composition, temperature, depth, and state. Also covered is how scientists discovered what the interior of the Earth is made of through the use ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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This teaching box is an online assemblage of related learning concepts that focus on teaching students about how and why earthquakes cause damage. These activities are presented as an inquiry exploration, in which students learn the importance of studying past earthquakes to predict what might happen in the future. The teaching box explores seismic waves, the predictability of earthquakes at specific ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This outline of basic information on earthquakes starts with an explanation of an earthquake, including the forces acting on rock, (tension, compression, and shear) and plastic and elastic deformation of rock. Next, the principle of the seismograph, seismometer, and seismogram along with the three types of seismic waves are discussed. Information is then presented to help the student distinguish between ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This on-line exhibit provides an in-depth look at earthquakes. It covers the technology and history of seismographs, plate boundaries and tectonics, faults, seismic waves and their uses, the Richter and Mercalli scales, and details about California earthquakes. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Tutorial, Illustration - scientific, Map, Photograph
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards, Technology
 
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This set of Java applets simulates a variety of Earth science phenomena. The Seismic velocity simulation allows students to construct and test global seismic-velocity models of the interior of Earth and to find a good fit to data. After setting the velocities for p- and s-waves at the depths of upper mantle, lower mantle, outer core and inner core, the applet displays the resulting ray paths of seismic ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Visualization - scientific, Software
Subject: Chemistry, Physical geography, Geology, Geophysics
 
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Students use data provided in REV (Rapid Earthquake Viewer) to compare the amplitude of the seismic waves recorded as a result of ground shaking from recent earthquakes. They explore the concept of a logarithmic scale, and create a graph using a logarithmic axis. By graphing and comparing data for earthquakes of different magnitudes recorded at similar distances from the epicenter, students discover ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, In-situ dataset
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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