An Island Nation, Haiti, was literally shaken at its core during the month of January 2010. Again, on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, this nation experienced another: earthquake or aftershock. What elements distinguish an earthquake from an aftershock? Not only are adults asking question; students have began to ask questions as well about this dramatic event.
There is a “need to know” about which elements come together to cause this kind of devastation. The following websites and resources may be helpful when being asked questions such as the following:
What are Plate tectonics?
What is a fault line?
What is the Richter scale?
Where is Haiti?
Additional Websites which included teacher materials and student activities:
See NC Science Grade 6: Goal 3
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