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551 resources with the concept earthquakes

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Killer Quake!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore earthquakes. They build and test models to see if they will withstand an earthquake. Students explain their reasons for constructing buildings in a particular manner.
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1906 Earthquake

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students explore the impact of the 1906 earthquake on the population of San Jose. They explore two different perspectives of earthquakes. Students write a news bulletin as if they were reporting on the earthquake. They are then...
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Drifting Continents, Dynamic Results

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students plot earthquake and volcano data using a Compass Rose Plotting. They explain the relationship between plate movement and connection. They draw conclusions that earthquakes and volcanoes occur in predictable locations.
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A Moving Experience

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Learners visit Time Machine's San Francisco Earthquake Era. They understand how the Earth's layers interact to cause changes in the Earth's surface. They review information about earthquakes and Earth's layers.
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Did You Feel That? Earthquake Data Chart

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students plot earthquakes on the world map using coordinates of longitude and latitude. They designate the earthquakes magnitude with a symbol which they include in the map key.
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Peru's Earthquake

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students identify the patterns of earthquakes by mapping USGS data and comparing it to mapped tectonic plates. They discover the relationship between earthquakes and the moving plates of the Earth's crust.
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Researching Intermountain West Earthquakes

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students research earthquakes using the internet and newspapers. They discover the earthquake's effect on people and buildings. They report their findings to the class.
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Eyewitness Interview

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students research online resources to answer specific questions about an earthquake or volcanic eruption. They present their information in interview (question and answer) form.
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Volcano Smokes Out Peruvian Farmers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore volcanoes and their relationship to the Earth's dynamic crust by examining how scientists study and predict volcanic activity and completing online activities.
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Earthquake Plotting

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students become familiar with map coordinates. They establish the frequency of earthquake occurrences and study the location and magnitude of earthquakes. To establish the location of plate boundaries.
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Movement of Earth's Crust

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students watch a slideshow and review various pictures, footage and maps that illustrate earthquakes and their effects. They use candy bars to demonstrate stresses and types of faults in the Earth's crust and plot information on maps.
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It's a Gas! Or is it?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners discover the principles of solubility and phase state and their influence on chemical phenomena observed around deep-sea volcanoes. They describe the effect of temperature and pressure on solubility of gasses and solid materials.
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Seismic waves

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars discover the differences between P- and S-waves using a slinky. They see that when displacement occurs along a fault, the built up strain of energy is released in the form of seismic waves.
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Earthquakes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research statistics about the last five large earthquakes. They compare data in small groups and present their information orally to the class. They also attempt to predict the next large earthquake.
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Earthquakes

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine why earthquakes happen, and where most earthquakes occur in the world. They discuss how engineers and architects try to construct stronger buildings, then design and build an earthquake-proof structure.
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Plot That Quake!

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders collect and analyze data on earthquake locations.
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Enrichment Lesson 2: Eyewitness Accounts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read first person accounts of earthquakes from 1886 to the present day and look for ways in which earthquakes affected the individuals as well as their communities.
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The President Wants YOU!

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students simulate an activity about the frequency of earthquakes.
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Show What You Know!

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students prepare a final project that demonstrate their understanding of the major concepts of Musical Plates.
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Enrichment Lesson 1: Letter to the President

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students revisit story that they read before they began the project and demonstrate their understanding of the relationship between earthquakes and tectonic plates by presenting the information in the form of a letter to the president.
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Learning from history: can it save lives?

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners research and document lessons learned from this disaster, then compile and synthesize information. They write effectively for public education purposes and use visual communications tools
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Earthquake Analysis

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students analyze and plot the coordinates for several recent earthquakes on a world map. They learn not only about research and geology, but about map-making and data analysis. They think of other ways to analyze the data given.
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Earthquake Waves

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders pour three cups of sand on the top of a plastic table near the edge. They tap the table lightly with the rubber mallet. When they tap the table lightly they see the sand ump into the air.