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551 resources with the concept earthquakes

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Making North America | The Cascadia Subduction Zone

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Scientists discovered a rain forest covered in sand and saltwater residue. This led to a collection of core samples and a rather intense prediction for the future of the American Pacific Northwest. Part of a larger series on the story of...
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Loads Lab

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Take a load off! Introduce junior engineers to the effects of load on structural design with an easy-to-use interactive. Individuals apply one of many load options, examine its effects, then learn about the safeguards employed during...
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Making Connections with Water Quality

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What's in your water? And, why is water quality so important? Enhance your class's level of water appreciation through a lesson that demonstrates the necessity of water quality. Environmental enthusiasts explore the EPA's Clean Water...
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TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 9

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's a workshop for teachers that rocks the academic world! Using earthquakes as a medium for instruction, educators learn about crosscutting engineering with science. Fun, hands-on, collaborative exercises encourage participants to...
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Why is NASA Sending a Spacecraft to a Metal World?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can we journey to outer space to learn more about inner Earth? Discover the method to NASA's madness with an enlightening short video. The narrator explains the composition of the asteroid the resource is studying, what scientists hope...
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Shaky Ground

For Teachers 6th - 8th
You're on solid ground if you decide to use the resource. A simple activity has young engineers investigate the problem of liquefaction. A battery placed on dry sand will stay standing—but not if scholars add water to the cup.
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Seismic Shake-Up!

For Students K - 12th
Shake your earthquake-resistant building prototype! Groups create structures using coffee stirrers and clay that can withstand seismic waves. They then test their structures against their own earthquakes.
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Build an Earthquake-Resistant Structure

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Future engineers design and build structures out of toothpicks and marshmallows. They then make sure the structures can withstand an earthquake simulator!
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Shake It Up with Seismographs

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Shake up your lessons on earthquakes. A simple seismograph lets scholars record "earthquakes" in the classroom. These earthquakes occur when classmates drop balls from different heights. Young scientists measure these with seismographs...
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ESS3B - Natural Hazards

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Planning and preparing for natural disasters is possible and necessary. A video lesson begins with a description of natural hazards in relation to natural disasters. Using specific examples, the instructor shares strategies for preparing...
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What Happened To This Car?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
On June 7, 1692, at 11:43 am, the Jamaican city of Port Royal sank into the harbor, killing more than 2,000 people. The video explains this disaster and others that were caused by liquefaction, describes the conditions required, and...
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Subduction Zones

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Sink into an interactive learning experience about subduction zones! Junior oceanographers examine the earth-shaking and earth-making effects of subduction in the fourth installment in a 13-part series. Hands-on activities include...
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Ocean Waves

For Students 6th - 12th
Surf's up! What causes the constant motion of Earth's oceans? Scholars discover the origins and types of waves in part nine of a 13-installment series. The resource illustrates wave behavior, their destructive power, and current research...
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STEM Camp—Urban Infrastructure

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Build a bridge to learning in a STEM-aligned unit about urban infrastructure. Young engineers explore the many aspects of civil planning and design in a five-day unit. Content includes the challenging aspects of balancing building with...
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Earthquake Structures and the Richter Scale

For Teachers 9th
Challenge your classes to build a structure resistant to forces of nature. Using common spaghetti and marshmallows, young scientists apply their knowledge of engineering to design a structure that withstands a simulated earthquake. Their...
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Structure and Composition of the Earth

For Students 9th - 12th
Why is Earth different from other planets? What makes it so special, anyway? It's only fitting to delve into how the "parent" rock was formed in the first installment of a seven-part series about rocks and rock formation. Amateur...
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Earthly Waves

For Teachers 8th Standards
How did scientists discover what lies beneath the earth's surface? Dig a hole? X-ray vision? Guide your class through the types of seismic waves and how these waves helped shed light on Earth's many layers. The included resources provide...
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Earthquake Preparedness

For Teachers 6th
Forty-five states and territories in the USA are at moderate to very high risk of earthquakes. The discussion-based activity covers what to do before, during, and after an earthquake. The 14th activity in the series includes how to...
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Finding the Epicenter

For Teachers 6th Standards
The epicenter is the point on the ground above the initial point of rupture. The 10th lesson in a series of 20 encourages scholars to learn to triangulate the epicenter of an earthquake based on the arrival times of p waves and s waves....
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Earthquakes and Volcanoes Post Assessment

For Students 6th Standards
The final lesson in the 20-part series is a post assessment covering earthquakes and volcanoes. Twenty-three questions incorporate each of the previous lessons through multiple choice, justified multiple choice, expanded multiple choice,...
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Seismic Activity and California Landforms

For Teachers 6th Standards
By the 19th instructional activity in the 20-part series, scholars realize volcanoes and earthquakes are related to plate boundaries. The instructional activity extends and applies the knowledge by having individuals create a bumper...
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Ring of Fire

For Teachers 6th Standards
Over a period of 35 years, earthquakes and volcanoes combined only accounted for 1.5 percent of the deaths from natural disasters in the United States. The 15th activity in a 20-part series connects the locations of earthquakes and...
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Earthquake Building/Shaking Contest

For Teachers 6th Standards
Japan is one of only a handful of countries that constructs buildings that are almost earthquake proof. The 13th lesson in the 20-part series challenges scholars to build structures to test against earthquakes. With limited materials and...
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Wave Watching

For Teachers 6th Standards
Seismologists use the direction and arrival times of p waves and s waves to determine the distance to the source of an earthquake. The engaging activity has students line up to form human waves. Through different movements when attached,...