Thursday, January 21, 2010

Lessons Shaken from the "Core of the Earth"

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
Picture retrieved from Microsoft clipart on-line

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