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TeachEngineering: Earthquakes Living Lab

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
Seven activities make up the TeachEngineering: Earthquakes Living Lab Collection. Activities designed for grades K-8 include “Geology and the 1906 San Francisco Quake,” “Designing for Disaster,” and “The Theory of Plate Tectonics.”...
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Earthquakes Living Lab: Geology and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

For Teachers Pre-K - 8th Standards
Class members look at two historical earthquakes: San Francisco, California, and Kobe, Japan. Pairs compare the two earthquakes and their impacts, then determine how engineers may use the information gleaned from previous earthquakes to...
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Earthquakes Living Lab: Designing for Disaster

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Pairs research building design in earthquake-prone areas and use computer simulations to see the effects of earthquakes on buildings. They sketch and explain a building design that would withstand a strong earthquake.
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Earthquakes Living Lab: FAQs about P Waves, S Waves and More

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Using the Internet, pupils research what causes earthquakes, how scientists measure them, their locations, and their effects.
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Earthquakes Living Lab: Locating Earthquakes

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Pairs research current earthquakes to see if there are any patterns. They determine the mean, median, and mode of the earthquake data, along with the maximum and minimum. Using that information, they make earthquake predictions for a year.
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Plate Tectonics Cycle — Sixth Grade

For Teachers 6th Standards
Four resources make up a collection that breaks down each part of the plate tectonic cycle, developed by Math/Science Nucleus. With pre- and post-labs, discussion topics, and writing assignments, sixth graders take on a hands-on approach...
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The Earth Moves Under My Feet

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Most people rely on the ground under them remaining still and constant, yet the plates on the earth are constantly moving. A research-based STEM lesson asks pupils to research seismic data and tectonic plates. Then they create surveys of...
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Roots of the Mariana Arc

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Plumb the depths of the Submarine Ring of Fire and explore seismic waves with this lesson. Junior geologists simulate s-waves and p-waves, calculate their speeds, and then apply the data to discover the material that makes up inner...
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Moving Mountains

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Slower than a crawling turtle, more powerful than a locomotive, able to create huge mountains, it's not a bird or Superman, but a plate beneath the Earth's surface! Young geologists research plate tectonics and how the movement of the...
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How the Leaning Tower of Pisa Was Saved: Crash Course Engineering #40

For Students 9th - 12th
It's really not okay for buildings to start leaning. An informative video describes how geotechnical and seismic engineers consider the underlying bedrock and soil type when designing foundations for buildings. It looks at the Leaning...
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Why Are Earthquakes so Hard to Predict?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Cell phones to crowdsource vibrations to warn of incoming earthquakes? Detectors to register high levels of radon-thoron isotopes? After detailing the factors that make earthquakes so difficult to predict, the narrator of a fascinating...
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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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Earthquakes Living Lab: Locating Earthquakes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
There are patterns in nearly everything — even earthquakes. Pairs research current earthquakes to see if there are any patterns. They determine the mean, median, and mode of the earthquake data, along with the maximum and minimum. Using...
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Earthquakes Living Lab: FAQs about P Waves, S Waves and More

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Let's talk about earthquakes .... Using the Internet, pupils research what causes earthquakes, how scientists measure them, their locations, and their effects. The resource is not only informative, but it also builds crucial research...
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Earthquakes Living Lab: Designing for Disaster

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Build and design to rock and roll. Pairs research building design in earthquake areas and use computer simulations to see the effects of earthquakes on buildings,. They then sketch and explain a building design that would withstand a...
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Earthquakes Living Lab: Geology and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
We can learn from the past to protect the future. Pairs look at two historical earthquakes: San Francisco, Calif., and Kobe, Japan. Pupils compare the two earthquakes and their impacts, then determine how engineers may use the...
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Earthquakes: Sixth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 6th Standards
Young seismologists learn more about plate tectonics with a set of pre-lab, lab, and post-lab lessons plans on earthquakes. After exploring how waves travel through various materials, sixth graders record their observations and draw...
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Plate Tectonics: Sixth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 6th Standards
Here is a set of pre-lab, lab, and post-lab lesson plans on plate tectonics. After completing the previous labs on volcanoes and earthquakes, sixth graders use the gained knowledge to explore plate boundaries and the movement of Earth's...
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Why Do Buildings Fall in Earthquakes?

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
There are few natural phenomena as startling as an earthquake, and depending on the building you're in, these experiences can be downright terrifying. Follow along as this video explores the factors that determine how a building reacts...
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Earthquake Engineering

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Protecting buildings, bridges, and roadways from damage during an earthquake is an important task for engineers. Discover how one lab goes about testing the safety of existing and yet-to-be-built structures with a short video. See some...
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Volcano Tracking

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students study how to track seismic activity of the Montserrat volcano. They create graphs of the data, study the observation logs that accompany the data, and interpret the graphs in relationship to the logs.
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Waves: the Nature of Waves

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Each of the slides has some information or a few definitions about the travel of energy through different media.  There are references given to obtain further information, which makes this slideshow a great tool for introduction or as a...
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Anatomy of an Earthquake

For Students 6th - 8th
In this earthquake worksheet, learners read and study earthquake maps and statistics. They complete 8 short answer questions that follow.
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Keep on Standing!!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners construct an earthquake simulator and create building models to test. In this earthquake lesson, students use the Internet and a slinky to demonstrate P and S waves. They construct an earthquake simulator as a class and use it...