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SG Analyzing Visual Representations Tsunamis. California Academy of Sciences. New Zealand earthquake lifts the seabed by more than a METRE. These incredible photographs show how New Zealand's 7.8 magnitude earthquake lifted the seabed two metres - and exploded through the sand.

New Zealand earthquake lifts the seabed by more than a METRE

Dramatic aerial pictures reveal the scale of the devastation caused on the coastline north of Kaikoura, on the country's South Island. Scientists say the seabed lifted an estimated two metres on the foreshore and admit they have never seen anything like it. It comes as rain and strong winds battered central New Zealand on Thursday, threatening further damage - just days after the quake killed two people and sparked with huge landslides. More than 1,000 tourists and residents have since been evacuated from the small seaside town by a fleet of helicopters and a naval vessel since the 7.8 magnitude quake struck early on Monday. Scroll down for video. Free K - 12 Common Core Lesson Plans and Ideas. Shake It Up with Seismographs. From TryEngineering, developed by the IEEE Summary Students in grades 3 – 12 explore how the development of seismographs has helped save lives worldwide by working in teams to design their own seismograph from everyday items, test its ability to record a simulated classroom earthquake, evaluate their results, and report to the class.

Shake It Up with Seismographs

Grade Level: 3 – 12 Time: One to two 45-minute sessions Objectives Learn about seismograph technology.Learn about engineering design.Learn about teamwork and problem solving. Learning outcomes. Build an Earthquake-proof Structure. (Activity courtesy of MyScienceBox and Irene Salter).

Build an Earthquake-proof Structure

Level: Grades 6-12. Time Required: Three class sessions: 1) to build the shake table (may be prepared ahead of time) and make preparations; 2) to build the tower structures; and 3) to test each structure. Group size: 2-4 students. Teacher handout: project_quake_towers.doc. Locating an Earthquake with Recent Seismic Data- Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology. A tremendous number of earthquakes occur every year around the world.

Locating an Earthquake with Recent Seismic Data- Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology

The primary tool seismologists use to locate the source of each quake is a network of seismometers. Seismometers are instruments designed to be sensitive enough to feel even the smallest motion of the waves coming from distant locations on Earth. By understanding how seismic waves travel these records of ground motion, called seismograms, can be interpreted to enable us to locate the earthquake’s source. In this activity, students use recent 3-component seismograms (recordings of motion on the N/S, E/W, and up/down axis) to locate quakes. Faultline: Earthquake History and Science. Visiting Geoscientist Investigations: Building and Testing Earthquake - Resistant Structures.

Preparation Before going to the classroom, you will need to: Contact the teacher to find out the length of the class period, as well as how many copies of handouts and sets of materials you need to bring.

Visiting Geoscientist Investigations: Building and Testing Earthquake - Resistant Structures

Alert the teacher that this investigation is set up for groups of two. Collect all the materials in the materials list and organize them into one Tool Bag for each group of four students (zip-closing baggie with index cards, roll of plastic tape, cardboard base, paper clips, and stopwatch) Make photocopies of the handouts.

Collect any giveaways for the students, such as plate tectonic posters. Grade Level: 4-8 Lesson time: 50-60 minutes Objective: Students will be able to discuss how different magnitudes of earthquakes affect structures differently by simulating how buildings become damaged in an earthquake. Natural Disasters - Curricular Unit. Each TeachEngineering lesson or activity is correlated to one or more K-12 science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) educational standards.

Natural Disasters - Curricular Unit

All 100,000+ K-12 STEM standards covered in TeachEngineering are collected, maintained and packaged by the Achievement Standard Network (ASN), a project of JES & Co. ( In the ASN, standards are hierarchically structured: first by source; e.g., by state; within source by type; e.g., science or mathematics; within type by subtype, then by grade, etc. Click on the standard groupings to explore this hierarchy as it applies to this document. All lessons provide a real-world engineering context, helping students understand what engineers study and create to help people live with natural hazards. See individual lessons and activities.

QuakeFeed iPhone App. Faultline: Earthquake History and Science. Teaching_strategies. Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology. Oklahoma earthquakes. Earthquakes may reveal new layer of the Earth: the inner inner core. Though you may be familiar with the phrase “molten core,” the reality is that Earth’s inner core is actually solid, and it’s the outer core that surrounds this enormous ball of heavy metals which remains liquid.

Earthquakes may reveal new layer of the Earth: the inner inner core

2nd Biannual NGSS STEM Education Conference. Download the conference schedule and a map Session 1 Arms & Arteries: Adventures in Biomechanical Engineering Looking for ways to integrate engineering into your life science and biology classes?

2nd Biannual NGSS STEM Education Conference

Try biomechanical engineering! Join us as we engineer ways to unclog arteries and construct prosthetic arms while incorporating key scientific principles and NGSS Science & Engineering Practices along the way. Download Session PDFs Session 2 Environmental Engineering: Life in the Bay Water Together we’ll design and build tools for exploring bay water.