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Title: Researching Intermountain West Earthquakes
Url: http://www.seis.utah.edu/edservices/EES/EqResActivity.shtml
Publisher: University of Utah. Seismograph Stations
Description: This is a lesson designed for 7-12th (adaptable for 4-6) grade students. It focuses on earthquakes in the Utah region, but can be adapted to use anywhere. Forty-eight Intermountain West earthquakes that have occurred since 1876 have been researched by Earthquake Education Services (EES). Newspaper articles, individual accounts (diary entries, interviews, letters, etc.), and photographs have been collected. They are a primary data source for scientists and are valuable for anyone interested in learning about earthquakes. These data provide an entertaining, relevant resource for students studying earthquakes. Students select a research question (list provided) and search newspaper articles written about one or more earthquakes for data relevant to the question. Reports could be oral or written. Some of the questions can be reworded to allow students to first develop their own hypothesis, then search for data that supports or disproves the hypothesis.
LC Classification: Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology -- Instruments. Seismometry
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology -- Observatories
Science -- Physics -- Geophysics. Cosmic physics -- Addresses, essays, lectures
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Geology
Science -- Physical sciences
Social studies -- Geography
Key Concept: Geology -- Earthquakes
Geology -- Natural hazards
Geology -- Seismic waves
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
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Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
General Public
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-05-04 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-06-15 22:13:11 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE
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