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ERIC Number: EJ960320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
It's "Your" Fault!: An Investigation into Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics, and Geologic Time
Clary, Renee; Wandersee, James
Science Teacher, v78 n9 p58-63 Dec 2011
Earthquakes "have" been in the news of late--from the disastrous 2010 Haitian temblor that killed more than 300,000 people to the March 2011 earthquake and devastating tsunami in Honshu, Japan, to the unexpected August 2011 earthquake in Mineral, Virginia, felt from Alabama to Maine and as far west as Illinois. As expected, these events aroused students' curiosity. To address their many questions, the authors developed the "It's 'Your' Fault!" assignment, in which students investigate and monitor fault zones around the world. This article describes the project and the science upon which it is based: seismology. (Contains 4 figures and 5 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Alaska; Chile; Illinois; Japan; Maine; New Jersey; New York; New Zealand; North Carolina; Puerto Rico; Texas; United States; Virginia; Washington