Seismic Calendar

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Link to Resource: http://www.earthsciweek.org/classroom-activities/seismic-calendar
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:American Geosciences Institute (AGI); Earth Science Week (ESW)
Summary:This activity allows you to investigate how often earthquakes of various magnitudes happen within a geographic region of your choice. You will use the online resources of the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) to do the investigation. Students use online maps to attempt finding the next earthquake location and magnitutde based on tremors.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS3-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation
Subjects: earth science week; earthquake; geology; rocks; seismology
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