Are We On Solid Ground?
What is an earthquake? Where do most earthquakes occur
in the world? How do you measure earthquakes and what determines how much
damage they will cause? Visit Earthquakes
or a website of your choice to find out. Make notes in your journal. By
the end of the unit, create a crossword puzzle using Puzzlemaker.
Your puzzle should include related terms and vocabulary of the unit.
How do seismologists locate the epicenter of an earthquake?
Visit the Geology Labs On-Line Virtual
Earthquake to find out. Upon successful
completion of the activity, print the certificate and turn it in to your
teacher for credit.
Research types of seismic waves. Find a wave motion
demonstration you can perform. Practice the demonstration until you are
proficient. Use the digital camera to take pictures and/or video clips
of the motion. Save pictures/clips on a disk labeled with the names of
your research team.
Earthquakes have other dangerous effects besides ground
shaking. Visit Earthquake
Effects to see collapse of structures, tsunami, and fire. Record in
your journal what you observe. Be sure to run video clip several times
or you just might miss something! (*see note below)
*Note: You will need to download a QuickTime player.
Follow instructions on the Apple
Site to obtain the free QuickTime player for Apple or Windows 95/98/NT
computers. For other platforms, QuickTime players can be found on WWW sites
such as http://shareware.cnet.com/
Created for the Fermilab
LInC program sponsored by Fermi National
Accelerator Laboratory Education
Office and Friends of
Fermilab, and funded by United States
Department of Energy, Illinois
State Board of Education, North Central
Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North
Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National
Author(s): Starr Bright, Theresa
Owens, Lu Anne Smith
School: Branchville High School, Orangeburg, SC
Created: March 21, 2001 - Updated: April 9, 2001