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Title: Overview of How the Global Positioning System (GPS) is Used to Study Earthquakes
Url: http://www.scec.org/education/k12/learn/gps.htm
Creator: Glasscoe, Maggi
Publisher: Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
Description: This module allows students to interactively explore the use of the Southern California Integrated GPS Network (SCIGN) and its data in earthquake studies. The four major sections, Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Space Technology at Work, include background material and activities; the first three sections focus primarily on introducing satellite technology and tectonic phenomena, and the final section serves to integrate knowledge learned in the first three by allowing students to use real SCIGN data in their investigations into plate tectonics, earthquakes, and GPS.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Tables. Distances, geographical positions, etc. -- Global Positioning System
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Plate tectonics
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Geology
Science -- Physical sciences
Social studies -- Geography
Key Concept: Geology -- Earthquakes
Geology -- Plate tectonics
Geography -- Global positioning systems (GPS)
Resource Type: Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
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: 2011-05-17 03:00:04 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2014-06-18 12:29:15 (W3C-DTF)
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