Presents an overview of earthquakes.
Here is a helpful video describing the characteristics and destructive qualities of earthquakes. Courtesy of: NationalGeographic
Students will learn about the four types of seismic waves, their characteristics and effects. Then students predict the level of damage each wave might cause in a residential area and test their predictions against several computer animations.
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Using data from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Harry Fielding Reed devised Elastic Rebound theory. This theory explains how stresses build up to eventually rupture in a large earthquake.
Reviews the massive Good Friday earthquake of 1964 in Alaska led to the development of modern seismology.
Learn how quakes happen on the Moon and Mars, like earthquakes but with different causes.
Students will enter their own earthquake data on USGS site and look at the impact that citizen-driven data collection can have
Discover why and how earthquakes occur and how they affect human populations and cities, with a particular focus on the 2015 Nepal earthquake.
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Animation on how earthquake waves move around (and through) the Earth.
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