How Do Earthquakes Affect Buildings?
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Students simulate earthquakes utilizing an online program, and examine the earthquake-proofing construction for their building. They chart and analyze their simulated data using
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How Light Pollution Affects the Stars: Magnitude Readers
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How Do Earth's Orbital Variations Affect Climate?
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Earthquake Education Curriculum
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How Do Drugs Affect the Brain?
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5 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Designing Structures to Withstand an Earthquake
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6th - 8th Science
How Do Germs Spread (and Why Do They Make Us Sick)?
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5 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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6 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Effects of Earthquakes
Liquefaction is when the soil behaves like a liquid due to stress, such as an earthquake. Pupils see this in action when they observe liquefaction and the impact on buildings in the fourth part of a unit of five. Then they must determine...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable