Seattle Tries to Get Back to Normal. This is a CNN archive story of the Seattle Earthquake of February 28, 2001. This is an option for students to use as source material
For their research project.
USGS Education. Students will use to learn about earthquake concepts and to research their earthquake topic. Information about the Loma Prieta Quake, Parkfield Earthquake, and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquakes are here.
Students will use as a source option for the Seattle Earthquake of 2001. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Report hosted by the University of Washington has data on the Seattle Earthquake's magnitude and intensity.
Hosted by the PBS website, this segment from the Jim Lehrer News Hour is an interview with Randall Updike, chief scientist for the geologic hazards team at the U.S. Geological Survey in Colorado. Students will use this as source material for the Seattle Earthquake of 2001.
"You Don't Need a Seismograph to Study Earthquakes" is an online lesson hosted by PBS and the Jim Lehrer News Hour. It contains demonstrations that can be done with a slinky and a rope to teach earthquake students about p waves and s waves. There are also activities to teach about lithospheric boundaries and plate behavior. I may have students complete one or more of these activities.
This USGS site has many photographs of the damage caused by the Loma Prieta Earthquake. Students will use as source material for the Loma Prieta Earthquake.
Hosted by the University of Berkeley, this site gives factual data and reference to additional resources for the Loma Prieta Earthquake. Students can use as source material for researching the Loma Prieta Earthquake.
The Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunamis or 1964. Thomas Sokolowski hosted by NOAA. Students can use this as source material for the destruction caused by the 1964 quake and tsunami.
Students can use this as source material to research the tsunami that accompanied the 1964 Alaska earthquake.
This is a plate tectonic activity that has demonstrations of a Divergent Boundary, Convergent Boundary, Collisional Boundary, and a Transform Boundary. Students may reference this to learn about plate tectonics.
"Plate Tectonics The Rocky History of an Idea" is a narrative of the history of the theory of plate tectonics. Students will read this as background reading to study plate tectonics.
This animated display of the movement of the continents over time from over 700million years ago to the present. It has descriptions of each geological time periods (Cenozoic, the Mesozoic, the Paleozoic, and Precambrian). Students will navigate this site to observe the movement of continents over time.
The earthquake hazards page hosted by the USGS contains facts on earthquake hazards as a national threat. Students will reference this page to appreciate the significant threat that earthquakes play in the United States today.
This companion site for the Essentials of Geology textbook has a number of interactive features for each chapter. These include animations, feature articles, crossword puzzle, self test, key terms, and a guide to reading. I found the information in Chapter Two: The Way the Earth Works: Plate Tectonics and Chapter 8: A Violent Pulse: Earthquakes useful as instructional reading. The animations are useful teaching tools for students.