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Title: How Many Earthquakes Does It Take to Build a Mountain?
Url: http://www.scec.org/education/k12/learn/eqact1.htm
Publisher: Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
Description: 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 average slip on a fault and recognize that it is different for earthquakes of different magnitudes.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Tables. Distances, geographical positions, etc. -- Global Positioning System
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Structural geology -- Faults and folds
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology
Science -- Physics -- Geophysics. Cosmic physics
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Geology
Science -- Physical sciences
Key Concept: Geology -- Earthquakes
Geography -- Global positioning systems (GPS)
Geology -- Faults
Geology -- Seismic waves
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Lesson Plans
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
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: 2011-05-06 03:00:04 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-05-02 14:03:05 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE
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