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The goal of this Teaching Box is to teach students about how and why earthquakes cause damage. Living in Earthquake Country explores seismic waves, the ability of scientists to predict the likelihood and severity of earthquakes at specific locations, the difference between magnitude and intensity,...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Landslides constitute a major geologic hazard. They are widespread, occurring in all 50 states, and cause ¤1-2 billion in damages and more than 25 fatalities on average each year. Landslides commonly occur with other major natural disasters, such as earthquakes and floods (USGS Learning Web)....
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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This factsheet talks about landslides and the hazards they pose.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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NASA scientists are building an open global inventory of landslides and we need your help! Knowing where and when landslides occur can help communities worldwide prepare for these disasters. Become a citizen scientist and you can help inform decisions that could save lives and property today.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Landslides not only are dangerous — causing on average more than 25 deaths and over ¤1 billion in damages a year — but are also widespread, occurring in all 50 states. Compounding the hazards, these natural disasters often occur along with other similar natural phenomena, such as floods...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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Published in 1993
This report illustrates how four different types of landslides (slide, slump, flow, and rock fall) occur and what type of damage may result. The report is intended to help students and others visualize what causes landslides and some of the possible results of the landslides. Students will come to...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Preliminary computer simulation of the landslide that occurred on March 22, 2014 along State Route 530 near Oso, Washington. Credit: David L. George and Richard M. Iverson, US Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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"Landslides occur when materials like debris, rock, and soil become dislodged from the earth and slide downward at speeds that can approach 100 miles per hour. David Montgomery at the University of Washington studies past and present landslides to try to understand what causes them. """"When Nature...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2007
"With its rolling hills and winter storms, the Bay Area has been a landslide hotspot. Now geologists are using new high-tech tools to understand and predict these natural disasters. In this QUEST video produced by KQED, find an explanation of """"deep-seated"""" and """"shallow"""" landslides and...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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The surface of the Earth is always changing. Some changes like earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, and landslides happen quickly and other changes, such as most erosional processes, happen slowly over time. It's often hard to see these changes from ground level. A much broader view is needed, and...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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By UNAVCO
Integrating the applications of geodesy into the secondary and undergraduate curriculum broadens students' exposure to modern measurement techniques such as global positioning system (GPS), airborne or terrestrial lidar (TLS), and gravity. Scientists use geodesy as an approach to understand the...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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"The Maine Geological Survey (MGS) provides the people and businesses of Maine with essential geologic information about the land where we live and work. Our experienced geologists collect and summarize information about groundwater, mineral resources, surface deposits and bedrock materials,...
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Published in 2006
In this lesson plan, students are introduced to a variety of natural hazards and explore how understanding these threats makes us better able to avoid or reduce their potential harmful impact.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Photo Gallery links to images from the South Carolina Geological Survey
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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