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Deformational Sandbox - Exploring Geologic Processes with a Deformational Sandbox.
http://sci.gallaudet.edu/GIS/Sandbox.html
Earth to Class - Selected Lab & Activities on earthquakes, volcanoes and plate tectonics.
http://earth2class.org/curr_units/
Earthquake Learning module - with discussion of Moho boundary, exact p & s wave velocities
http://www.uky.edu/AS/Geology/howell/goodies/elearning/module06swf.swf
Earthquakes & Volcanoes: A lesson plan from National Geographic.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/15/g35/earthquakes.html
Earthquakes: Getting Ready for the Big One - Understand the different types of earthquake waves and the impact they can have; understanding building design in earthquake areas.
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/earthquakes-gettingready/
Earthquakes: Learning from the Past, Prepare for the Future - Need Internet access, maps; Students research, question and answer with teacher to learn about earthquakes. For motivated classes.
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/earthquakes/
Earthshaking Events - Classroom Activity from Science & Children, Feb. 2001 p. 33. Students create their own version of a seismograph to understand how scientists use this tool to measure earthquake vibrations. National Science Education Standard D: Earth and Space Science-Structure of the earth system.
http://www.blm.gov/education/00_resources/articles/mojave/mojave02a.html
 
Generate your own seismic hazards maps:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/hazmaps/interactive/cmaps/custom2002_2006.php
Google Earth files: — This website contains information on faults and associated folds in the United States that are believed to be sources of M>6 earthquakes during the Quaternary (the past 1,600,000 years). Maps of these geologic structures are linked to detailed descriptions and references.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/qfaults
IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) - Lessons and Resources
http://www.iris.edu/hq/programs/education_and_outreach/resources
A Model of Three Faults - Students will observe fault movements on a model of the earth's surface. Teacher needs to print the model page from the Web site.
http://www.earthsciweek.org/forteachers/faults_cont.html
Surfing for Earthquakes and Volcanoes - by Patty Coe and Michael Merrick. Intended for 6-8 graders Students use the Internet to research data on earthquakes and volcanoes and plot locations to determine continental plate boundaries. Extensions include interpretation of interaction between plate boundaries, causes of earthquakes and volcanoes, and the comparison of the formation of Olympus Mons on Mars and the Hawaiian volcanic chain.
http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/SegwayEd/
Volcano! - Understanding volcanoes, why they erupt, and their effect on civilization.
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/volcano/
Volcano World - Everything volcanos! This terrific Web site includes downloadable HyperStudio stacks, lesson plans, and a great FAQ section.
http://volcano.oregonstate.edu//

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