Earthshaking News

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Janet Schmidt
Garden Grove School District

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UCI Summer Science Institute WebQuests - 2001
 


 
 

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Latest seismic activity for Los Angeles and Orange County - Also contains other USGS links


Purpose:
To explore the seismic activity of the earth through Internet websites with follow-up activities:
In this lesson you will learn many things including how an earthquake is measured and the latest
"earthshaking news" around the planet!

 

Resources Needed:
Computer connected to internet, materials needed for experiments, paper pencil.
 
 

Your Task:  Explore the links below and do the activities that follow

 

Movie -Click here to watch   Earth Structure

Links:
Earthquake Globe
Locating An Earthquake
Cool Earthquake Facts
Today in Earthquake History

EarthNet:
Plate Tectonics Map
Earthquake glossary
Earthquake Exhibit
World Earthquake Report
Did You Feel It?
Earthquakes Effects and Experiences
World Data Center For Seismology
 

ACTIVITIES:

1. Do the word search on Earthquake terms.
2. Make a list of 3 of the most recent earthquakes that you have found in the world.
    Locate the areas on the map.
3. Take a tour of the Earthquake Exhibit
4. Go to Plate Tectonics. Study the three types of shifting and sliding and be able to demonstrate.
5. Create a model . See model.
6. Do the experiment with Plate Tectonics.
7. Find out how plate movements have affected the coast of California in the Tectonic Timeline.


 
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August 16, 2001
Revised September 30, 2001
 
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