In this activity, students investigate the relationship between intensity of ground motion and type of rock or alluvium, as seen in the 1994 Northridge, California earthquake. They will examine a map of Mercalli...
In this lesson students will use earthquake and volcano data to explore the relationship between earthquakes, plate tectonics, and volcanoes. This in an online project in which students use the Internet to collect and...
This unit introduces students to the development of the theory of continental drift. They will examine the early work of Alfred Wegener and Alexander DuToit, investigate lines of evidence that resulted in the...
In this activity, students use laboratory equipment to construct a working simulation of a geyser. When the water is heated to its boiling point, the 'geyser' erupts, spewing its contents, and the cycle starts again....
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...
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