Earthquake Patterns

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Students identify and interpret the cyclical nature of the Parkfield, California earthquakes. They then investigate and graph earthquake occurrences on the Mojave segment of the San Andreas fault and then on the Hayward fault in order to see the relationships among fault length, recurrence interval, magnitude, and risk.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 12th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
3 days
Instructional Strategy
Project-Based Learning