These resources will help students in grades 68 focus on the mechanics of earthquakes and tsunamis and learn about protecting people and property.
Living in Earthquake Country (ORC #11514)
. Investigate how and why earthquakes cause damage by exploring a number of different things including seismic waves, the ability of scientists to predict the likelihood and severity of earthquakes at specific locations, the difference between magnitude and intensity, the occurrence of earthquakes along patches of planar faults, and the potential damage caused by earthquakes such as landslides, liquefaction, and structural failure.
Listening to Earthquakes
. Listen to these earthquake wave frequencies that have been converted to sound frequencies you can hear.
JASON News Highlights
. Play an interactive tsunami propagation game, explore real-world tsunami data, and observe the behaviors and properties of tsunamis as they strike a shoreline.
Tsunami: The Great Waves
. Investigate how fast and how big tsunamis can be, what causes them, and how people and property can be protected.
. Compare ocean tsunamis and fjord tsunamis and learn how they behave differently.
Disaster in Japan
. Participate in this Exemplary Resources for Middle School Math and Science blog and share information and resources that have been helpful to you.
The Quake-Catcher Network
. Join the Quake-Catcher Network and request a USB sensor so you can help researchers learn more about earthquakes. Download interactive software to learn more about earthquakes.