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ERIC Number: EJ782558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Redefining Earthquakes and the Earthquake Machine
Hubenthal, Michael; Braile, Larry; Taber, John
Science Teacher, v75 n1 p32-36 Jan 2008
The Earthquake Machine (EML), a mechanical model of stick-slip fault systems, can increase student engagement and facilitate opportunities to participate in the scientific process. This article introduces the EML model and an activity that challenges ninth-grade students' misconceptions about earthquakes. The activity emphasizes the role of models as part of the scientific enterprise and the concept of scientific inquiry as a continuing, creative process of explaining natural phenomena. (Contains 4 figures and 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A