Study Jams! Earthquakes

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Have a seismic moment with your class as you show this animated video on earthquakes. Viewers find that quakes occur on faults and are caused by shifting of continental plates. They learn what properties are studied by seismologists and find how earthquakes shape the surface of the planet. This is useful as a brief introduction to your unit on geologic activity, but is a little underdeveloped in content. 

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Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Gives a compact overview of earthquake activity
  • Webpage contains a multiple-choice assessment quiz
  • Vocabulary definitions viewed by clicking on them or printing the page
Cons
  • Does not explain P waves, S waves, or L waves
  • Does not describe different types of faults