A video about the New Madrid Fault Line, the largest fault east of the Rocky Mountains, and the consequences it could potentially bring if an earthquake occurred there.
Students plot the locations of faults and then map recent earthquakes in order to see the relationship between earthquakes and faults at plate boundaries.
Reviews how and why intraplate earthquakes occur away from plate boundaries.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Intraplate Earthquakes.
To build and enhance understanding of the relationships between key words and to practice useful skills for designing information architecture using the Card Sort strategy.
To stress understanding of a concept by summarizing the main idea and applying that understanding to create visual aids and generate questions and comments using a Concept Matrix.
Connect your daily life experiences with specific points in a reading using a Double Entry Diary.
Scientists learn about New Madrid Seismic Zone from a seismic profile in which students can find the fault.
Natural gas is a clean source of energy, but fracking comes with many environmental drawbacks.
Fracking may cause small earthquakes in regions that are seismically quiet, but one earthquake does not help scientists make a conclusion either way.
This study guide summarizes the key points of Earthquake Zones, Earthquakes at Transform Plate Boundaries, Earthquakes at Convergent Plate Boundaries, and Intraplate Earthquakes. You can download and customize it to suit your needs and study habits.