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Title: Modeling Elastic Rebound: The Earthquake Machine Lite
Url: http://www.iris.edu/hq/resource/redefining_an_earthquake_v12
Publisher: Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
Description: This activity is the first in a two part sequence designed to increase students' understandings about earthquakes. It will address the following questions: What is an earthquake?; What is the role of a model in science?; and How are scientific ideas constantly changing? The activity involves the construction of a model ('The Earthquake Machine') that allows students to explore stick-slip behavior of some faults. Teacher background material, references, standards alignments, and a zipped file containing a slide demonstration of the Earthquake Machine and supporting animations are provided.
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 -- Study and teaching. Research -- Problems, exercises, examinations
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Geology -- Earthquakes
Geology -- Rocks
Geology -- Faults
Resource Type: Demonstrations
Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
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Science Materials
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Format: doc
Audience: Middle School Teachers
Primary Education
Secondary Education
Language: English
Rights: IRIS - Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
Access Rights: Free access
Source: DLESE
Full Record Views: 27
Resource URL Clicks: 1
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