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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. View all of our resources tagged Earthquakes.

 

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Watch the last billion years of Earth's tectonic plate movement in just 40 seconds - Aylin Woodward

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5 to 12
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It is difficult to imagine changes to the earth's tectonic plates over billions of years; this animation brings the motion of the plates to life through a visual reconstruction of ...more
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It is difficult to imagine changes to the earth's tectonic plates over billions of years; this animation brings the motion of the plates to life through a visual reconstruction of the changes to landmasses and oceans. Watch the animation as time passes by in million-year increments that use color lines to represent different shifting boundaries of tectonic plates. In addition to the video, the accompanying article provides background into the development of the animation. The video is hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then it may not be viewable.
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tag(s): earth (172), earthquakes (42), plate tectonics (18)

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Engage students in the study of tectonic plates by showing them this fascinating video of their movement over time. As students learn more about plate tectonics, use an interactive tool such as Google Jamboard, reviewed here, for students to share interesting facts. Use Timelinely, reviewed here, to add images, links, maps and more to this video and others used during your lessons to encourage students to focus on specific content. As an extended learning activity, have students use creation tools found at Adobe Spark for Education, reviewed here, to create graphics, videos, and web pages to demonstrate learning.

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Moment Zero - Pilot

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6 to 12
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Moment Zero is an immersive experience for viewing seismic activity around the world since 1970. View information in 360 degrees using computers and mobile devices, or in VR with a...more
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Moment Zero is an immersive experience for viewing seismic activity around the world since 1970. View information in 360 degrees using computers and mobile devices, or in VR with a headset and mobile phone. Use the options on the site to explore the yearly timeline and view annual statistics.

tag(s): earthquakes (42)

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There is a learning curve to using this site, be sure to take some time to explore the options on how to find different areas and information that is available. Consider choosing a couple of "tech-savvy" students to become experts on using the site. Ask them to use Free Screen Recorder Online, reviewed here, to record instructions about finding information, share these tutorials on your class website for student use. As students gather information and statistics from the site, use this as part of a larger activity as you learn about earthquakes. Create a class account for Google My Maps, reviewed here, and enhance student learning by recording earthquake activity around the world as they occur. Have students add images, videos, and vital statistics to this ongoing project.

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Disaster Fact Sheets - FEMA

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Learn what to do before, during, and after a disaster with these fact sheets from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). Select a topic to view information in PDF format from ...more
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Learn what to do before, during, and after a disaster with these fact sheets from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). Select a topic to view information in PDF format from the several available types of disasters including hurricane, drought, tornado, and more. Each fact sheet is two pages long and includes a quick fact check, words to know, and advice for dealing with the disaster.

tag(s): disasters (34), earthquakes (42), fire safety (14), floods (11), heat (15), hurricanes (28), red ribbon week (9), snow (16), tornadoes (12), tsunamis (14), weather (156)

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Bookmark this site for use during your weather unit as an introduction to types of severe weather. One of the fact sheets discusses home fires and is perfect to include with Red Ribbon Week activities. After sharing disaster facts with students, ask students to create word clouds using vocabulary terms related to any specific type of disaster. Improve student learning by using a site like Word It Out, reviewed here, to easily create custom word clouds. Upon completion of your unit, ask students to create a book sharing their tips and advice for dealing with disasters. Reshape and redefine learning by using an interactive book creation tool like Book Creator, reviewed here. Book Creator offers tools for making online books that include images, videos, audio, and more.
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Extreme Event - Koshland Science Museum

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8 to 12
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Extreme Event is a crisis problem-solving game for groups of 12 or more players with a minimum age of 14 years old. Facilitators set up a room and time for ...more
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Extreme Event is a crisis problem-solving game for groups of 12 or more players with a minimum age of 14 years old. Facilitators set up a room and time for participants, and games typically take about an hour to complete. Choose from three scenarios - hurricane, flood, or earthquake. Download all game materials from the site including PDF cards, sounds, and visual effects. The videos in the classroom activity section reside on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, the videos may not be viewable.

tag(s): critical thinking (100), earthquakes (42), floods (11), hurricanes (28), logic (164), problem solving (214)

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Use the materials found on Extreme Event as a hands-on lesson in problem-solving, short and long term planning, and building community. Use an online tool such as Interactive Three Circle Venn Diagram, reviewed here, to compare and contrast different strategies needed to solve problems in different crisis situations. Challenge students to create a brochure or newsletter sharing their findings. Are you integrating technology in your class? Instead of the traditional paper brochure use Lucidpress, reviewed here, or if you are more experienced use Sway, reviewed here, and create a newsletter. If you complete this activity with different classes, share results from the different games as part of your discussions on your problem-solving decisions.
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2 Minute Geology - Nick Zentner and Tom Foster

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2 Minute Geology is a YouTube playlist featuring short, informative videos discussing geological features from around the world. Topics include petrified wood, the Seattle earthquake...more
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2 Minute Geology is a YouTube playlist featuring short, informative videos discussing geological features from around the world. Topics include petrified wood, the Seattle earthquake fault, and more. If your district blocks YouTube, the videos may not be viewable.

tag(s): earthquakes (42), floods (11), geology (60), rocks (36), volcanoes (50)

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Flip your classroom and use a video as homework. Have students take notes on the material and write down questions they still have and topics that confuse them. Or, use a tool like EdPuzzle, reviewed here, for students to pause videos and ask or answer questions right on the video. These activities can uncover misconceptions. Show the video to the class, and then discuss the concept at length. Use these videos to introduce geology concepts, then have students choose an idea to research further. For more advanced classes, provide time for students to choose a video to view and research the underlying concept. Challenge students to make a multimedia presentation of their findings using Sway, reviewed here, or Vevox, reviewed here. Vevox offers interactive features such as real-time polls and comments to keep viewers interested and involved in the presentation. To share a single video from this site without all the YouTube clutter, use a tool such as View Pure, reviewed here, and create a shortcut to the View Pure page directly on the desktop.

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GeoInquiries - ESRI

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4 to 12
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GeoInquiries offers standards-based collections for teaching map-based concepts. Choose from several different content topics such as Earth Science, US History, and more. Locate the...more
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GeoInquiries offers standards-based collections for teaching map-based concepts. Choose from several different content topics such as Earth Science, US History, and more. Locate the complete list of available collections on the left side of the homepage. After choosing a broad topic, select a specific activity, then click to open the PDF for easy access to content. In addition to the GeoInquiries, this site also includes several additional lengthier activities including all necessary teacher and student materials.

tag(s): agriculture (43), american revolution (74), civil war (129), climate change (76), cold war (23), demographics (13), earthquakes (42), landforms (37), maps (220), minerals (15), oceans (128), population (51), rocks (36), volcanoes (50), weather (156), world war 1 (59)

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Take advantage of the free lessons offered on GeoInquiries for use in your classroom. Divide students into groups to participate in different activities or use as enrichment for gifted students to complete independently. When finished with your inquiries, enhance srudent learning by challenging students to create a presentation using Prezi, reviewed here, demonstrating information learned.
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When Nature Strikes: Science of Natural Hazards - NBC Learn

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Explore the science behind the world's worst natural disasters. These ten videos are hosted by Dr. Marshall Shepherd of the University of Georgia and The Weather Channel in partnership...more
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Explore the science behind the world's worst natural disasters. These ten videos are hosted by Dr. Marshall Shepherd of the University of Georgia and The Weather Channel in partnership with NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation. Topics include Wildfires, Volcanoes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, Space Weather, Landslides, Hurricanes, Flash Floods, and Earthquakes. Videos are approximately 5 to 6 minutes in length and include transcripts. Scientists' interviews explain the stunning scenes of nature's havoc. Although part of a larger site that charges for access, these videos are free.
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tag(s): earthquakes (42), floods (11), hurricanes (28), natural disasters (15), scientists (61), tornadoes (12), tsunamis (14), volcanoes (50), weather (156)

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Use this site as an anticipatory set or "activator" to introduce a unit or lesson on the weather. Divide students into cooperative learning groups to explore the site. Have each group choose a video to use as a launching pad for further study. Enhance their learning with the challenge to use YiNote, reviewed here, which is a Chrome extension for taking notes online on the video while watching it. Have students create an annotated, narrated image, including text boxes and related links, using a tool such as Thinglink, reviewed here. Place the videos on your classroom website or blog for students to explore on their own. Flip your instruction, and have your scientists watch the videos before class time to build background knowledge. Review nonfiction reading strategies with students before reading the transcripts. Have students investigate STEM careers by researching the jobs of the scientists interviewed in the videos.

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Earthquakes - PBS

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4 to 8
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Explore the effects of earthquakes with the interactives and videos in this PBS mini-unit. The unit was created for students in grades 6-12 and the duration of the unit is ...more
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Explore the effects of earthquakes with the interactives and videos in this PBS mini-unit. The unit was created for students in grades 6-12 and the duration of the unit is 2 to 3 class periods. The lessons include Plate Tectonics, Stress, Strain, and Vibration, and Earthquake Damage and Prediction. There are "Check for Understanding" discussion questions at the end. Some activities require flash which is no longer supported on all browsers.

tag(s): earthquakes (42), forces (35)

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Incorporate these lessons and activities into your learning unit about earthquakes. Use a teacher utility tool like Actively Learn, reviewed here, to build interactive lessons with text and video while receiving real-time assessments as students complete activities. Enhance learning by asking students to create and share the information learned about earthquakes or earthquake preparedness on an informational web page using a tool like Webnode, reviewed here, or Jimdo, reviewed here.

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OneGeology Kids - OneGeology

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Explore different parts of geology through OneGeology's cartoon-like characters. Each character provides information about topics such as rocks and minerals, energy, and earthquakes....more
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Explore different parts of geology through OneGeology's cartoon-like characters. Each character provides information about topics such as rocks and minerals, energy, and earthquakes. Click on the character and go to their page. Pages include a short overview of information, links to more information, photos, and maps with additional detail.

tag(s): dinosaurs (36), earthquakes (42), energy (126), fossils (36), geology (60), maps (220), rocks (36), volcanoes (50), water (96)

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Share OneGeology on your interactive whiteboard (or projector) to introduce your geology unit to students. Enhance learning by having students create a word cloud of the important terms they learn from this site using a tool such as WordItOut, reviewed here. Create a link to the site on classroom computers for students to explore on their own. Transform technology use and enhance learning by having students create an annotated image including text boxes and related links using a tool such as Thinglink, reviewed here, to explain different geologic phenomenon.

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Science Trek - Idaho Public Television

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K to 6
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Science Trek is an integrated web and broadcast T.V. project introducing science topics to elementary students. In addition to the broadcasts, Science Trek provides accompanying material...more
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Science Trek is an integrated web and broadcast T.V. project introducing science topics to elementary students. In addition to the broadcasts, Science Trek provides accompanying material for teacher and parent use. Each month of the school year a new broadcast answers students' science questions and provides additional resources. Currently, there are more than 90 topics available. Choose from any topic to view the web broadcast and explore resources such as games, facts, and glossaries. Some games require flash which is not supported on all browsers.
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tag(s): animal homes (59), animals (264), archeology (22), body systems (41), brain (51), earthquakes (42), ecology (97), endangered species (27), food chains (18), forces (35), fossils (36), gravity (43), habitats (79), heart (28), human body (93), mass (18), moon (64), planets (108), plants (135), rocks (36), simple machines (16), soil (19), sound (70), STEM (219), volcanoes (50), water (96), weather (156)

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Take advantage of the free resources on the site to supplement your current teaching materials in many science topics. Create a link on classroom computers for students to view videos and share a link on your class website for students to view at home. Have students create online posters individually or together as a class using a tool such as Web Poster Wizard, reviewed here, or PicLits, reviewed here. Don't forget to find the standards link within each resource to align to Common Core Standards.
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ABC Splash - ABC TV and Radio Australia

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K to 10
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ABC Splash is a large educational website from Australia containing videos, games, and audio clips. Special sections for parents include informational articles, teaching resources,...more
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ABC Splash is a large educational website from Australia containing videos, games, and audio clips. Special sections for parents include informational articles, teaching resources, and education news. Choose from primary or secondary level to view offerings sorted into categories or go to games and sort by topic or grade level to find resources. Register on the site to store and save favorite activities for later use. The site was created in the Australia, so some of the pronunciations and spellings may differ from those in American English.

tag(s): addition (125), animals (264), antarctica (27), atmosphere (21), australia (27), cells (80), climate change (76), continents (29), counting (58), decimals (90), division (97), earth (172), earthquakes (42), ecosystems (65), egypt (43), energy (126), environment (221), food chains (18), forces (35), forensics (14), fossil fuels (9), game based learning (158), gold rush (16), human body (93), immigration (55), insects (56), light (46), maps (220), molecules (37), money (122), multiplication (120), nuclear energy (19), nutrition (132), oceans (128), parts of speech (42), percent (57), perimeter (18), place value (36), plants (135), probability (93), rhymes (21), rocks (36), songs (40), sound (70), subtraction (109), time (90), vietnam (30), volcanoes (50), weather (156), whole numbers (10), world war 1 (59), world war 2 (134)

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This site is excellent for enrichment. Include it on your class web page for students to access both in and out of class. Share this link on your class web page and/or in a parent newsletter for help with homework and school projects. These high-quality media resources will engage your students and enhance their learning.

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Smithsonian: Energy Innovation - Smithsonian

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Explore the leading U.S. states in the production of natural gas by hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." There are three parts to this interactive map. Major Shale Plays shows where...more
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Explore the leading U.S. states in the production of natural gas by hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." There are three parts to this interactive map. Major Shale Plays shows where extraction is considered both technically possible and profitable. In State by State Comparison, simply click on each state to show a chart of production rates and reserves. Where is Fracking Happening? provides a legend displaying Shale gas wells and Plays and Basins. Click on the map to zoom in. The accompanying article provides information about technology, earthquakes, and the liquids used in fracking.
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tag(s): energy (126), environment (221), geology (60), natural resources (36), oil (25), resources (85)

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Introduce this site with an interactive whiteboard or projector and big screen. View together as a class to show students how the interactive map works. Have pairs of students go through the interactive maps and write down key phrases for information they learn. Then have the pairs create a word cloud of the important terms learned from this site using a tool such as WordItOut, reviewed here. This site could be used in a unit on contemporary environmental issues or energy. Use it for background research for a class debate on fracking. It would also provide evidence for a Common Core-style writing piece developing an argument and supporting evidence. In a government or civics class, this information could be part of a class discussion on how government policies can affect the environment.

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Drop! Cover! Hold On! - Southern California Earthquake Center at USC

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K to 6
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Learn how to protect yourself in an earthquake at Drop! Cover! Hold On! Be sure to read each of the three boxes to view important information about staying safe in ...more
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Learn how to protect yourself in an earthquake at Drop! Cover! Hold On! Be sure to read each of the three boxes to view important information about staying safe in an earthquake. Play Beat the Quake to test your earthquake knowledge and answer questions about securing your home during an earthquake. Watch out, an earthquake could hit at any time!

tag(s): earthquakes (42), natural disasters (15)

In the Classroom

View this site on your interactive whiteboard (or projector) during emergency preparedness lessons or when studying natural disasters. Have students explore your classroom and make lists of how it can be prepared for an earthquake. Enhance learning by having students create online posters individually or together as a class about their results using a tool such as Web Poster Wizard, reviewed here, or PicLits, reviewed here.

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Earth Science Teaching Activities and Lesson Plans - Geology.com

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4 to 12
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This site contains links to many lesson plans and resources for teaching Earth Science. The top of the page links to different topics of Earth Science such as Astronomy, Earthquakes,...more
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This site contains links to many lesson plans and resources for teaching Earth Science. The top of the page links to different topics of Earth Science such as Astronomy, Earthquakes, Rocks and Minerals, and others. Within each category are links to information, webquests, and videos, as well as lesson plans. One excellent portion of the site may be easy to overlook so be sure to look on the left side of the page for Categories. Here you will find a wealth of information on diverse topics such as historical geography, tsunamis, world records, careers, and more. Within these links are news, videos, and popular items. Note: many of the links will take you to different websites so you will want to review before using with students.
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tag(s): earthquakes (42), erosion (13), fossils (36), hurricanes (28), maps (220), rocks (36), tsunamis (14), volcanoes (50), water (96), weather (156)

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Use your interactive whiteboard or projector to view videos and images from the site with your class. Use lesson plans provided as additional resources within Earth Science units. Augment technology use in your classroom and enhance learning by having cooperative learning groups create online books using a tool such as Bookemon, reviewed here. Or, challenge students to narrate an image using a site such as Thinklink, reviewed here. Extend learning and transform the use of technology in your classroom by assigning students different portions of the site to review and prepare multimedia projects to share with the class with Sway, reviewed here, or give students a choice of projects to complete with Genial.ly, reviewed here. Both Sway and Genial.ly will allow your students to create multimedia projects.
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Physics To Go - APS, AAPT, and NSF-NSDL

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7 to 12
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Physics To Go is an online, biweekly magazine with great ideas for physics related teaching, experiments, and pictures. The site is easy to navigate and is formatted much like a ...more
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Physics To Go is an online, biweekly magazine with great ideas for physics related teaching, experiments, and pictures. The site is easy to navigate and is formatted much like a page out of a newspaper. Archives are accessible through issue and topic organization, subjects under browse, and are fully searchable within the site. Many additional links for more research are available. This could prove to be indispensable for the high school physical science and physics teachers.

tag(s): experiments (51), motion (44), photography (129)

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Use this site to encourage your students to read about science outside of the classroom. Share the link on your website or class wiki. Start by assigning an article to students and have them highlight and annotate important information and questions they have and discuss it in class or on a blog. Have students use a digital tool like Hypothesis, reviewed here, for highlighting and annotating. If you are beginning the process of integrating technology, have students create blogs sharing their learning and understanding using Weebly, reviewed here. Or, if you are teaching a unit on something specific, such as Earthquakes, once students have learned essential vocabulary, have them read the issue and follow the links on the page. Have students discuss in class what they have learned. Then, have small groups create "Top Five Facts" to summarize what they have learned. Challenge students to create a talking avatar using a photo or other image (legally permitted to be reproduced). The avatars can be used to explain the "Top Five Facts" the group wishes to share with the class. Use a site such as Blabberize, reviewed here. Reading teachers can also use the articles on this site for reading comprehension practice with nonfiction selections.
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Shake, Rattle, and Slide - University of Illinois Extension

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This interactive site focuses on showing and telling students about volcanoes, earthquakes, and glaciers. The text information is also available as audio; many fun activities reinforce...more
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This interactive site focuses on showing and telling students about volcanoes, earthquakes, and glaciers. The text information is also available as audio; many fun activities reinforce the information given on the introductory sites. Because of the dual presentation (oral and written), the site is easy for ESL/ELL students to use as well. One especially interesting activity involves showing students the history of the geologic earth and asks them to imagine squeezing all the earth's history into one day.

tag(s): earth (172), earthquakes (42), glaciers (16), plate tectonics (18), volcanoes (50), weather (156)

In the Classroom

Use this site as an anticipatory set or "activator" to introduce a unit or lesson on geology and/or natural disasters on a projector or interactive whiteboard. When a disaster is in the news, use this site as the starting point for individual or group projects in response to their curiosity about the news event. Have ESL/ELL students use this to introduce other students to some possible disasters that occur in their parts of the world. Another option would be to divide students into cooperative learning groups to explore the site. Have them create presentations on different parts of the information found in the site and its activities. Use the information they find as a jumping off place for doing further research on areas that interest them.To show what they have learned from this site, challenge students to create an online graphic to share using Visme, reviewed here.

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Stop Disasters - International Strategies for Disaster Reduction

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4 to 12
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Create different scenarios for disasters in this easy to use interactive for learning about disaster prevention. Stop Disasters is free and plays in the browser window without download...more
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Create different scenarios for disasters in this easy to use interactive for learning about disaster prevention. Stop Disasters is free and plays in the browser window without download to a computer. Each scenario has different skill levels (easy, medium, or hard) and choices that appeal to a wide range of ages. Each time a scenario is played; results continually vary just as natural disasters in the real world. Choose from the following disasters: "Hurricanes," "Earthquakes," "Tsunamis," "Wildfire," or "Floods." Scenarios run in under twenty minutes and scores can be saved by entering a name. Replay of games update top scores. Click on "Information" for materials for both students and teachers. Materials include additional links for information as well as downloadable fact sheets.

tag(s): disasters (34), earth (172), earthquakes (42), fire (23), floods (11), hurricanes (28), natural disasters (15), sun (59), tsunamis (14)

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Create groups of students to run scenarios. Student groups can analyze and determine best scenarios and courses of actions for prevention. After play, groups can analyze past disasters for real life perspectives as well as current conditions in the world for current disaster prevention measures. Use an interactive map to plot locations students find for each disaster. Have students use a mapping tool such as Click2Map, reviewed here, to create a map with stories pictures, and video included! Student groups can create a conventional or multimedia presentation on the different types of disasters and possible locations around the world.
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Earthquake - Virtual Courseware Project

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6 to 12
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This site is an interactive computer program designed to introduce the concepts of how an earthquake epicenter is located and how the Richter magnitude of an earthquake is determined....more
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This site is an interactive computer program designed to introduce the concepts of how an earthquake epicenter is located and how the Richter magnitude of an earthquake is determined. Choose "Demonstration" for background information. View the demonstrations of "Travel Time" and "Epi and Mag" to learn more about earthquakes and how to use the tools. By using the demonstrations, students create data that is graphed and can be analyzed. Problems are presented to the students to determine the epicenter of a specific event. If you wish to not use the demonstration, click on the animations to learn about "SP lag time" and "Latitude and Longitude." Instructors can also register for free on the site and students can take an exam when completed with the activity. Exams will be graded and results reported to the teacher. Click "Instructions" to walk through the registration and use.

tag(s): earth (172), earthquakes (42), geology (60), weather (156)

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Use the data to determine epicenter as well as the magnitude of an event. Use data from other sources to determine the same. Use this demo on your interactive whiteboard or projector after discussing specific information about earthquakes and part of a final project. Use the simulations to learn more about how scientists determine where earthquakes start.

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Understanding Earthquakes - University of California Santa Barbara

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3 to 12
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Want to find more information about Earthquakes? Use the Understanding Earthquakes site to take a small "Quiz," use the rotating "Globe" to view earthquake locations, and read...more
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Want to find more information about Earthquakes? Use the Understanding Earthquakes site to take a small "Quiz," use the rotating "Globe" to view earthquake locations, and read of first hand "Accounts" from a person's perspective. View how earthquakes occur by clicking on "Rebound," or the "History" of past earthquakes since 1910, as well as other informational sites linked in "Others."

tag(s): earth (172), earthquakes (42), weather (156)

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Use the information as an introductory activity to disasters. Use the data to identify common places where earthquakes occur, research the different types of faults, provide information of the various earthquakes and locations affected, or as a springboard for individual or class projects. Note that much of the information is text-heavy, so younger readers will need assistance reading.

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Dynamic Earth Interactive - Annenberg Media

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4 to 9
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Learn the powerful forces that shape and change the Earth. Dynamic Earth explores the Earth's Structures, Investigating Plate Tectonics, learning about Plates and Boundaries, and how...more
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Learn the powerful forces that shape and change the Earth. Dynamic Earth explores the Earth's Structures, Investigating Plate Tectonics, learning about Plates and Boundaries, and how the plates Slip, Slide, and Collide. Read the information provided, click on the Interactive pictures for more details, and test your knowledge in each section with interactive activities. In the end, test your skills using an online assessment.

tag(s): earth (172), earthquakes (42), geology (60), mountains (12), plate tectonics (18), volcanoes (50)

In the Classroom

Use this site to introduce Geology or Earth Science or as a review of concepts previously learned in class. Use the site as a springboard for additional activities such as mapping where most earthquakes occur. Follow up with ways to prepare for earthquakes, design buildings to withstand earthquakes or other important topics. Augment technology use in class by having students work in teams to share various aspects of earthquake knowledge for an audience of people living in an earthquake zone using Padlet, reviewed here.

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