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LAR: Yes
Title: 1906 Earthquake Shaking in the Classroom
Url: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/nca/1906/simulations/classroom.php
Publisher: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Description: This lesson uses interactive diagrams of ground shaking from the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake to teach students about the mechanics involved in the rupture of a fault and the propagation of seismic waves as an earthquake progresses. They will understand that earthquakes begin at a point; that a long section of a fault can rupture during an earthquake; that the earth shakes in all different directions and modes; and that the intensity of shaking depends on the amount of energy released by the earthquake, distance from the fault, and the type of soil or rock beneath the surface. Links are provided to additional lesson plans and information, and to the complete movie of shaking intensity from which the diagrams were made.
LC Classification: Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Structural geology -- Faults and folds
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology -- Seismic waves. Elastic waves
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Geology -- Earthquakes
Geology -- Faults
Geology -- Seismic waves
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2009-11-03
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
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Science Materials
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Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: earth science
Education (General)
Natural hazards
Physical sciences
Date Of Record Release: 2011-06-29 03:00:05 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-10-04 10:29:15 (W3C-DTF)
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