Learning About Earthquakes

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Link to Resource: https://earthref.org/SCC/lessons/2009/earthquakes/
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
9 10 11 12
Organization:Scripps Classroom Connection (SCC)
Summary:This is a comprehensive Earthquake curriculum covering three self-contained themes intended to be used individually with additional materials or as a complete unit. This unit is a collaborative effort between Deborah Kane, a doctoral geophysics student at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Dave Van Dusen, a high school Earth Science teacher at the San Diego School of Creative in Performing Arts. These materials were designed to bring content from Deborah's research into a 9th grade Earth Science course and could easily be adapted for other grade levels.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3; Big Idea 4; Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.B; ESS3.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS2-1; HS-ESS2-3; HS-ESS3-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Stability and change
Subjects: activities; earthquake; geology; lesson; seismology
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