Earthquakes and Volcanoes Around the World

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8
Organization:Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry (ITSI)
Summary:Some areas of the world are susceptible to frequent earthquakes. Other areas of the world have a history of volcanic eruptions. Unfortunately, many areas such as Japan experience both volcanoes and earthquakes. In this activity, you will use a computer model, Seismic Explorer, to investigate patterns in the depths and magnitudes of earthquakes around the world.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS3-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns
Subjects: earth; earthquake; model; natural hazards; volcano
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