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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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Image database from NOAA natural hazards
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Nevada earthquake preparation includes: PDFs of earthquake information, directions on earthquake/disaster preparation. Location: Reno, NV
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Students are introduced to the two main types of volcanoes, stratovolcanos and shield volcanoes, including how volcanoes form and explain their basic structure and composition. The goal throughout the entire unit is to provide students with a foundation of information about the different types of...
Grade Level   9
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Published in 2014
Mount Vesuvius is an active volcano located near the city of Naples, Italy. This volcano is most famous for its eruption in 79 AD and proves to be great danger to the city of Naples, which has over 3 million inhabitants.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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"The USGS Volcano Hazards Program (VHP) monitors and studies active and potentially active volcanoes, assesses their hazards, and conducts research on how volcanoes work in order for the USGS to issue """"timely warnings"""" of potential volcanic hazards to emergency-management professionals and the...
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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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This lesson helps students and educators prepare for an emergency, such as an earthquake. It identifies hazards in the classroom and school. Psychologically, people who know what to expect in a disaster and who have taken steps to prepare, are less likely to panic during and after a disastrous...
Grade Level   7 8 9 10 11 12
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Information and materials on volcanoes and preparedness for disasters, Annual Events, teaching resources; Location: Vancouver, WA Many students have a natural curiosity about volcanoes. Encourage their interest and help them understand that living near a volcano is an opportunity for learning, as...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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This activity is a laboratory-style exercise that involves investigating the physical controls on viscosity by pouring different syrup mixtures down an inclined plane and using Jeffreys equation to calculate viscosity. Students time the syrup flows and then calculate viscosities. The four sets of...
Grade Level   11 12
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In this investigation, participants will understand that S and P waves are used to find the epicenter of an earthquake by using seismograph data to triangulate an epicenter. Earthquakes occur every day all over the United States and all over the world. Most of these earthquakes are small tremors...
Grade Level   7 8 9 10 11 12
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"This activity is intended to help students observe how stick-slip movement works. Instructions on how to build a motorized version of the following experiment as well as data produced from this model are available. At the end of the activity, students will be able to answer the questions,...
Grade Level   7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2010
This teaching guide is designed to introduce the concepts of waves and seismic waves that propagate within the Earth, and to provide ideas and suggestions for how to teach about seismic waves. The guide provides information on the types and properties of seismic waves and instructions for using some...
Grade Level   11 12
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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...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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This on-line edition contains the text from the original book in its entirety.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Targeted for students in grades 6-8, this activity from the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program provides a brief overview of what earthquakes are, what causes them and where they occur, why the Earth shakes, and how earthquakes are recorded, measured, and located. The material includes vocabulary,...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Published in 2008
Most volcano hazards are associated with eruptions. However, some hazards, such as lahars and debris avalanches, can occur even when a volcano is not erupting.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2015
Earthquakes are awe-inspiring. But the destruction, confusion, and injury associated with them often overshadow important classroom discussion about how these phenomena actually occur. By understanding what causes earthquakes, children can think about ways that scientists can work to prevent future...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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AVO has three primary objectives: to conduct monitoring and other scientific investigations in order to assess the nature, timing, and likelihood of volcanic activity; to assess volcanic hazards associated with anticipated activity, including kinds of events, their effects, and areas at risk; and to...
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From the PBS series, `Savage Earth-` find a variety of Flash animations dealing with earthquakes, volcanism, and tsunamis.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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