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  • 1. Unit Guide, Notes, Links, Activities, Podcasts, etc
  • 2.
      • Unit Guide
      • Earthquakes Notes Template
      • Alternate Assignment
      • Anchor Activity WebQuest
  • 3.
      • Earth Diagram
      • Seafloor Spreading Diagram
      • Continents & Oceans Diagram
      • Subduction Diagram
      • Continental Plates Diagram
      • Student Sheet 11.1 Simulating the Motion of Earthquake Waves
      • Student Sheet 12.3 Locating the Epicenter of an Earthquake
      • Inquiry 13.1 Map
      • Student Sheet 14.1 Plotting Volcanic Activity
      • Student Sheet 15.1 Plotting Earthquakes by Depth
      • Student Sheet 15.3c Making a Plate Model
      • Student Sheet 15.3d Putting It All Together
      • Student Sheet 16.1a Convection in the Mantle
      • Student Sheet 16.1b Earthquakes Review
  • 4.
      • Due December 5, 2008
      • WebQuest
      • Science Wiki
      • Objectives:
        • Read about the Colorado flash food of 1976
        • Define “risk” and relate it to natural catastrophic events.
        • Examine sample hurricane data as a way of describing the probability that an event will occur.
        • Review the Anchor Activity WebQuest for guidelines for the research and grading rubric.
        • Select a topic of study for the project.
      • Vocabulary
        • Risk
        • Probability
        • Mitigate
  • 5.
      • Objectives:
        • Brainstorm possible causes and effects of earthquakes and techniques for monitoring and predicting them.
        • Review Catastrophic Events World Maps and update
        • View Video of actual earthquakes
      • Vocabulary:
        • Earthquake
        • Crust
        • Fault
        • Mantle
        • Lithosphere
        • Lithosphere Plates
        • Seismologists
  • 6.
      • Links
        • How Stuff Works – Earthquakes Video
        • Recent Earthquakes
        • Earthquakes - USGS
      • Recorded Readings
        • About Earthquakes
        • The Big Thompson Flood
        • What Is An Earthquake?
        • Myths About Earthquakes
      • Activities
        • Inquiry 10.1 – Thinking About Earthquakes Including Reflection Questions
  • 7.
      • Vocabulary
        • Focus
        • Seismic wave
        • Body wave
        • Surface wave
        • P-waves/Compressional wave
        • S-waves/transverse wave
      • Objectives
        • Observe the formation and movement of waves in water.
        • Use a spring to simulate different kinds of waves.
        • Relate wave movement in a spring to earthquake waves.
        • Use a spring to model possible damaging effects of earthquake waves.
        • Design and build a model house that is resistant to shaking.
  • 8.
      • Activities
        • Inquiry 11.1 & 11.2 including reflection questions.
      • Links
        • How Stuff Works – Seismic Waves
        • Purdue University – Earthquakes
        • Earthquake Resistant Buildings
      • Recorded Readings
        • Designing Earthquake-Resistant Buildings
  • 9.
      • Vocabulary
        • Seismometers
        • Seismograph
        • Seismogram
        • Aftershock
        • Epicenter
      • Objectives
        • Record vibrations using a model seismograph
        • Analyze earthquake wave patterns on an actual seismogram
        • Locate the epicenter of an earthquake using data from three seismograph stations
      • Activities
        • Inquiry 12.1 – Recording Vibrations
        • Inquiry 12.2 – Reading a Seismogram
        • Inquiry 12.3 – Locating the Epicenter of an Earthquake
  • 10.
      • Links
        • Earthquakes
        • Reading a Seismogram
        • Can you read a seismogram
      • Readings
        • A Brief History of Earthquake Detection
        • The Alaska Earthquake of 1964
        • Finding an Epicenter: The Tortoise And The Hare
        • Canines to the Rescue
  • 11.
      • Vocabulary
        • Theory of Plate Tectonics
        • Ring of Fire
        • Mid-ocean Ridge
      • Objectives
        • Plot on a world map the locations of some of the earthquakes that occurred during the 1990s.
        • Analyze the locations of earthquakes around the world.
        • Locate three areas of intense earthquake activity on a map.
        • Hypothesize about the reasons for patterns in the locations of earthquakes.
      • Activities
        • Inquiry 13.1 Plotting Earthquakes To Identify Patterns
  • 12.
      • Links
        • Ring of Fire Worksheet
        • Ring of Fire
        • Theory of Plate Tectonics
        • Mid-Ocean Ridge
        • Seafloor Spreading
      • Readings
        • Magnitude & Intensity
  • 13.
      • Vocabulary
        • Oceanic Crust
        • Continental Crust
        • Mantle
        • Outer Core
        • Inner Core
        • Lithosphere
        • Asthenosphere
      • Objectives
        • Examine the interior structure of some common objects.
        • Discuss how scientists study the structure of the earth’s interior.
        • Recognize that an understanding of the motion of earthquake waves cn help scientists formulate hypotheses about the earth’s interior.
        • Using computer images, identify and describe the layers of the earth.
        • Plot the locations of volcanoes and compare these locations with those of earthquakes.
  • 14.
      • Activities
        • 14.1 Examining the Earth’s Interior
        • Student Sheet 14.1 – Plotting Volcanic Activity
      • Links
        •   Scientists Study Inner Earth
      • Readings
        • The Earth’s Interior
        • Using Waves To Explore the Earth’s Interior
  • 15.
      • Vocabulary
        • Convergent Plate Boundaries
        • Divergent Plate Boundaries
        • Transform Boundaries
        • Subduction Zone
        • Deep-sea trench
        • Stress
        • Elasticity
        • Brittle
        • Ductile
        • Fault
        • Normal Fault
        • Reverse Fault
        • Strike-Slip Fault
        • Pangea
        • Theory of Continental Drift
  • 16.
      • Objectives
        • Describe what a model is and distinguish models from real objects or events.
        • Use models to simulate the movement of lithospheric plates as they collide, separate, and slide past one another.
        • Use a globe and a map to find evidence of plate movement and to identify landforms—such as mid-ocean ridges, mountains, and trenches—that result from plate movement.
        • Classify materials as either brittle or ductile.
        • Investigate the effects of applying a force to a model of a fault.
      • Activities
        • Inquiry 15.1 Using A Simple Model of Plate Movement
        • Inquiry 15.2 Using the Moving Plates Model
        • Inquiry 15.3 Investigating Faults With Models
        • CD-ROM Lessons
        • Student Sheet 15.3c Making a Plate Model
        • Student Sheet 15.3d Putting It All Together
      • Links
        • Plate Tectonics
      • Readings
        • Colliding, Sliding, And Separating Plates
        • Earthquakes And Faults
        • Earth’s Moving Plates: A Look Back
  • 17.
      • Vocabulary
        • Convection Current
      • Objectives
        • Use a flow indicator, rheoscopic fluid, to model convection currents in the mantle.
        • View computer images of the earth’s interior to observe convection in the mantle.
        • Use appropriate vocabulary when communicating ideas about the earth’s interior layers.
        • Identify movement in the earth’s mantle as one cause of plate movement, earthquakes, and volcanoes.
  • 18.
      • Activities
        • Inquiry 16.1 Modeling Convection in the Mantle
        • Student Sheet 16.1b Earthquakes Review
      • Links
        • Animation of Convection Current
        • Convection Currents Convection Currents
  • 19.
      • Links
        • Earth Science Animations  
      • Activities
        • Earthquake Assessment Review on Quia
        • Earthquake Assessment