Earthquake! Where in the world will the next one strike?
Apr 20 2011
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Source: SPiology
Summary Information


building, design, efficient, prevention, building, model, construct, plotting, locating, research, tectonic plate, magnitude, earth’s crust, lava, mid-ocea
Earth Science

Estimated Time Required:

3-5 hours

Target Grade (Ages):

Grade 7 (Ages 12-13)

Diversity Indicators:

This activity engages different types of learners. It may be difficult for students with limited fine motor skills to manipulate the tools necessary to build the “earthquake-proof” design.

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SPiology's picture

March 31, 2012 - 8:49pm

Documents provided for you to

Documents provided for you to modify based on students' readiness levels. Thanks for all your support!
Druffino84's picture

May 19, 2012 - 11:04am

Plotting Earthquakes

After conducting this lesson, I realized that it would have been beneficial to spend time reviewing map skills. Students had a difficult time remembering how to plot latitude and longitude coordinates. I feel that we focused more on the plotting of the coordinates than on the analysis of the data.
thomasmcmanus's picture

May 20, 2012 - 6:44pm

Plotting and Assessing Earthquakes

I agree with the need to review map skills. Overall, I find this assessment to be an excellent tool to practice for the state exams, especially in the analysis portion.