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Science -- Geology
6 - 10
Garmin: What Is GPS?
This resource, published by a commercial producer of GPS equipment, introduces students to the concept of Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Topics include how GPS works and how accurate it is. There is also a brief...
The Distribution of Earthquakes: Landers Shakes Things Up
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...
How Many Earthquakes Does It Take to Build a Mountain?
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 mountain range. They will also determine the...
Three-D Earth Structure Model
In this activity by Larry and Sheryl Braile, students construct a model of the Earth's interior to help them visualize its main regions (inner core, outer core, mantle, crust) and practice their problem solving and...
The Manzanita Trail
This guide includes directions and a list of stops for the Manzanita Trail in the San Gabriel Mountains of California. Hikers can follow the trace of the Punchbowl Fault and see a variety of features, including fault...
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