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40 resources with the concept fault lines

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Sea Floor to Summit

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Who knew that mountain formation could be so entertaining? Leanr how mountains form with a resource on Mount Everest. Activities to guide learning include a simulation, project, videos, coloring activities, and worksheets.
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Earthquake Education Curriculum

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
In case of earthquake, go to a safe place before posting on social media. The unit includes 12 lessons, most with hands-on activities or experiments. The first six lessons cover the physical process of earthquakes and volcanoes. Lessons...
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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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Himalayan Megaquake | Future Earthquake Potential

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
The Himalayas are a hotspot for earthquakes. Using an informative video presentation, viewers learn how scientists reference history and GPS technology to predict future occurrences. The video describes the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in...
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Fault Formations

For Teachers 6th Standards
The San Andreas Fault moves about two inches a year, approximately the same rate fingernails grow—crazy! The third lesson in the series allows for hands-on exploration of various fault formations. Through the use of a Popsicle stick,...
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A Model of Plate Faults

For Teachers 6th Standards
The San Andreas fault is one of the longest fault zones in the world. In a series of 20 lessons, the fourth lesson has pupils use a paper model to recreate various types of plate faults. Each is held in position then drawn into a science...
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Earth Shaking Events

For Teachers 6th Standards
The world's largest measured earthquake happened in 1960 in Chile, reaching a terrifying 9.5 magnitude on the Richter Scale. The second lesson plan in the 20-part series introduces earthquakes and fault lines. Scholars map where previous...
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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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It's Not Your Fault

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Be prepared for the next big quake with a collection of lessons, activities, and presentations about the science of earthquakes, as well as safety tips and guidelines.
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Earthquakes Living Lab: Geology and Earthquakes in Japan

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Sometimes it seems as if earthquakes hit the same places over and over again. Class members study Japan in order to determine why earthquakes keep happening there. Pairs work together to research and try to determine whether there are...
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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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Teaching About Plate Tectonics and Faulting Using Foam Models

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scientists learn about plate tectonics and the three different types of faults (normal, reverse, and strike-slip) using foam models. The activity also covers common types of locations where these faults are found.
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Earthquakes: Second Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 2nd Standards
What causes earthquakes? Second graders learn about stresses from plate movement with a set of hands-on activities. After tracing fault lines on a map with yarn, class members create a paper plate model of Earth to show its layers and...
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What Are Minerals?

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Take young geologists on a trip through the rock cycle with this series of four earth science presentations. Beginning with an exploration of minerals and the different properties they exhibit, this resource goes on to explore...
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Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 4th - 10th Standards
Help young scientists piece together the theory of plate tectonics with this comprehensive collection of materials. Whether your are looking for worksheets, hands-on activities, or assessments, this resource has everything a science...
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Slip Sliding Along

For Teachers 6th Standards
The San Andreas Fault is the largest earthquake-producing fault in California. In the seventh lesson in the 20 part series, pupils create maps of California, focusing on the San Andreas Fault system. The comparison of where California is...
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Up and Down Fault Blocks

For Teachers 6th Standards
The Sierra Mountains in Nevada and the Tetons in Wyoming originally formed as fault block mountains. In order to visualize these fault blocks, pupils use construction paper to create layers of earth. They cut the paper models and form...
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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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Oreo Cookies and Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Do you prefer your cookies with transform plate boundaries or divergent plate boundaries? Learn about fault lines and plate tectonics with an informative and delicious hands-on activity. Using a cookie to represent the earth's...
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Reading a Fault Line

For Teachers 5th - 8th
This clip explains the differences between a hanging wall and a foot wall and how they are used to read a fault line. An animated hiker shows the differences between the two types of walls but doesn't explain how each type effects a...
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Plotting Earthquakes

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students plot earthquakes on a map. In this lesson on earthquakes, students will explore recent earthquake activity in California and Nevada. Students will plot fault lines and earthquake occurrences on a map.
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Earthquakes: The Lesson Pack

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students relate earthquakes from around the world and from Canada to places of high population density. They explore mapping tools using ArcView GIS, play the "Earthquake Guessing Game," and conduct Internet research on types of faults.
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Earth Materials - Geology and Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Not going into depth on any one topic, this Earth science presentation skims the crust. It touches on the materials that construct the crust and then moves into plate tectonics. This is a useful and colorful note-taking guide for your...
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Spaghetti Fault Model

For Teachers 6th Standards
Does increasing the pressure between two moving plates provide a stabilizing force or create more destruction? The hands-on lesson encourages exploration of strike-split fault models. The sixth lesson in a 20-part series asks scholars to...