Hiiiiiii earthquakes are really bad but its good that countries like Japan can have horrific earthquakes and still get back on track! AMAZING!!!
Earthquake and tsunami resources
This page links to our case studies of earthquakes and tsunamis that have taken place in recent years. They provide information, teaching ideas and links to resources and journal articles to support you in your teaching of earthquakes and tsunamis.
For post-16 students Top Spec Geography: Tectonic Hazards, by Cameron Dunn and Martin Degg, explores the key tectonic processes, which are fundamental to our understanding of the geography of tectonic hazards at all scales, as well as the hazards of earthquakes, tsunami and volcanoes.
Making waves - Jason Cannons reports on a creative approach to help year 4 pupils explore tsunamis
Earthquake Vulnerability in the Middle East - Martin Degg and Jacqueline Homan
This Changing World: The 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka: Destruction and recovery - Daya Gunatillake
Disaster Timeline: An independent learning activity - James Broad and Wendy Phillips
Teaching About Disasters - Earthquake Week - Justin Sharpe
Teaching About Disasters - Global catastrophe, global response - Richard Baker
Teaching About Disasters - Rebuilding and recovery post-tsunami - Andrew Hutchinson
Feature Editorial - Children and the tsunami - Robert Barratt and Elisabeth Barratt Hacking
Geological Society factsheet - How do earthquakes happen? Where are they most likely to occur? How are they measured? Produced in 2011, this two page fact sheet gives you the most up-to-date information on earthquakes.
Earthquake summary posters - Each poster in the Earthquake Summary Poster series contains multiple panels showing the epicentral area, plate tectonic environment, earthquake history, and generalized seismic hazard of the region.
Happening Now! - one of the ideas in our ICT at Key Stage 4 project area. It includes tips for teaching about current events, with the 2008 UK earthquake used as an example, plus ideas for contrasting and comparing disasters.
British Geological Survey links to videos explaining earthquakes as well as consideration of earthquakes in the UK.
BBC Newsround Earthquakes guide - answers the questions: Why do earthquakes happen, why are earthquakes dangerous, how often do they happen, and why is it dangerous after an earthquake.
Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre - information about current alerts
Universe Today - The Science Behind a Tsunami - useful Q&A and graphics
Education for Geo-Hazards - Earthquake! – how to survive an earthquake!
How Earthquakes Happen - Flash animation (or PDF) from the BBC
Earthquake app - ESRI mobile app which provides updates and maps of recent seismic activity.
10 Technologies That Help Buildings Resist Earthquakes - by howstuffworks.com
The following links help your students understand plate tectonics.
Maps and Diagrams
Tsunami - eduMedia
Tsunami Visualisation Collection - Carleton College Science Education Resource Centre
Subduction Zone Animation - The Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Interactive animations of plates, earthquakes and volcanoes - IRIS
Google Earth Layers
Tectonic Plates - Google Earth Hacks
USGS Earthquake Topics: GIS - using GIS to teach about earthquakes and plate tectonics
USGS Earthquake Topics: Lessons Online - teaching ideas for earthquakes, plate tectonics
Tsunami Data and Information - National Geophysical Data Centre
I think it's amazing how all countries that have earthquakes pull through. However, I think it's really sad that they loose so many lives. RIP earthquake victims. :(
Uhhh earthquakes!! It's so sad
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