TeachersFirst's Earthquake Resources

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Whether you teach about earthquakes as part of a unit on plate tectonics in an Earth Science class or need resources to explain a recent natural disaster, this collection of reviewed resources from TeachersFirst is selected to help teachers and students understand how earthquakes happen and learn about famous earthquakes in history. Also included are sites and tools well suited for projects about earthquakes.

 

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Earthquake Resources for Teachers - USGS

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4 to 9
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This metasite from the USGS offers teachers a direct link to resources on earthquakes, faults, plate tectonics, and other scientific aspects of earthquakes and earthquake prediction....more
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This metasite from the USGS offers teachers a direct link to resources on earthquakes, faults, plate tectonics, and other scientific aspects of earthquakes and earthquake prediction. Though the grade levels and quality of these vary, the collection itself makes a nice resource for teachers who need to assemble a number of sources quickly.

tag(s): earth (228), earthquakes (48), geology (81), plate tectonics (23)

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Virtual Earth Science Courseware

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This site contains five geological simulations and online labs for use by high school teachers. From understanding earthquake epicenters to observing the movements of a virtual river,...more
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This site contains five geological simulations and online labs for use by high school teachers. From understanding earthquake epicenters to observing the movements of a virtual river, these online lessons provide a unique means for witnessing these scientific occurrences.

tag(s): earth (228), earthquakes (48), geology (81), rivers (21)

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Sim Science

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4 to 12
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Not to be confused with the popular computer game series, this site uses computer simulations to demonstrate science phenomena. Current simulations explore the science of membranes,...more
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Not to be confused with the popular computer game series, this site uses computer simulations to demonstrate science phenomena. Current simulations explore the science of membranes, fluid flows, breaking dams, and crackling noises. Three versions of each simulation allow teachers to choose the simulation most appropriate to their grade level.

tag(s): cells (102), earth (228), earthquakes (48), stress (14)

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Dynamic Earth - Smithsonian Museum

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6 to 12
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This site is still under construction, but it provides stellar resources for geology and earth science topics. Designed by the Museum of Natural History, this site provides a dynamic...more
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This site is still under construction, but it provides stellar resources for geology and earth science topics. Designed by the Museum of Natural History, this site provides a dynamic flash exploration sections on Rocks and Mining, Gems and Minerals, Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics, and the Solar System.You MUST have the latest version of Flash to run this page, or it will appaear to be blank.

tag(s): geology (81), minerals (17), plate tectonics (23), rocks (49), volcanoes (61)

In the Classroom

open the site on the interactive whiteboard or projector, and use the "exhibits" as a guide to a lecture on one of the many aspects of Physical Geography. Use the maps, diagrams and images of earth matter to supplement your lecture. This site would be great in a Earth Science or Physical Geography class.
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Introduction to Seismology - USGS

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This USGS site explains how earthquakes occur and how scientists try to predict their occurrence and severity. This page could serve as a brief introduction, but following its many...more
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This USGS site explains how earthquakes occur and how scientists try to predict their occurrence and severity. This page could serve as a brief introduction, but following its many links will lead to a thorough description of earthquakes and their detection. Pick and choose depending on the presentation level you need.

tag(s): earth (228), earthquakes (48)

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Earthquakes for Kids - USGS

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The US Geological Survey offers this page full of information about earthquakes, earthquake monitoring, and earthquake safety. The site includes several features that offer real-time...more
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The US Geological Survey offers this page full of information about earthquakes, earthquake monitoring, and earthquake safety. The site includes several features that offer real-time reporting data. While there's lots of information here for any student, we suspect this page will be of particular interest to students living in earthquake-prone areas.

tag(s): earth (228), earthquakes (48)

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FEMA Backgrounder: Earthquakes - US Government

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4 to 8
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Offers information relating to earthquake safety. Suggestions geared to people living in earthquake-prone areas. ...more
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Offers information relating to earthquake safety. Suggestions geared to people living in earthquake-prone areas.

tag(s): earth (228), earthquakes (48)

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South Asia Quake - BBC

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This site discusses the aftermath of the South Asia earthquake in 2011. There is an extremely unique and detailed Flash interactive that details what an earthquake is and how/why they...more
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This site discusses the aftermath of the South Asia earthquake in 2011. There is an extremely unique and detailed Flash interactive that details what an earthquake is and how/why they occur. If you do not have the time to check out this entire site, at least visit the earthquake interactive Flash project - awesomely done! This site also provides pictures, web chats, quizzes, and a wealth of information.

tag(s): asia (73), earth (228), earthquakes (48), weather (188)

In the Classroom

If you are teaching a unit on weather and earthquakes, be sure to use an interactive whiteboard or projector and utilize the awesome interactive FLASH presentation! After students have read about this earthquake, have them research the largest earthquakes in Japan and Chile and make comparisons to this one. Using map resources on this site, have students establish where this occurred in comparison to where Japan and Chile are located. Have students use an online tool such as Interactive Two Circle Venn Diagram, reviewed here, to make their comparisons.
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