Uploaded by Jason LaMirand

Earthquake Extension

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Today you are going to experience an
earthquake in the comfort of the
computer lab!
First, watch this video:
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/101-videos/earthquake-101
Fill in the 3-2-1 Chart below.
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Next, head to: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/science/earthquake/
Before you read, make a prediction. Do you think each statement is True or False?
Circle your prediction in the BEFORE READING column.
Then read. Circle the correct answer in the AFTER READING column.
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True or False
True or False
Earth’s plates move fast.
True or False
True or False
True or False
There are about half a million earthquakes per year.
Earthquakes happen when a plate scrapes, bumps, or drags along
another plate.
People can feel every earthquake that happens.
Virginia is the state with the fewest earthquakes.
True or False
True or False
True or False
True or False
True or False
(c) Sarah Sewell
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Your third stop is:
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/hazard/quiz/jsp/quiz/kq.jsp?htype=Earthquakes
Go here to take a quiz on earthquake safety!
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Write down the number you got correct: ________ out of 5
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Figure out what percent that would be ______________ %
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Your final stop is: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/
Where have the most recent US earthquakes occurred?
Put a dot on the map for the 5 most recent quakes.
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If you have some extra time after your travels, go to :
• Fact or Fiction? http://www.abag.ca.gov/bayarea/eqmaps/fixit/quiz/nonstructquiz.html
• Earth Quake Puzzles: http://www.quia.com/jg/262313.html
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(c) Sarah Sewell