An cartoon showing the dangers of coastal life.
In this activity, you’ll investigate dynamics in Earth’s crust that explain multiple Earth science phenomena.
2 pages. An activity to familiarize students with the geoheritage of volcanism in the Valles Caldera.
Prepare a kit in case of natural hazards or a disaster. This list from FEMA and the Red Cross will have you prepared for almost any emergency!
An earthquake simulation activity from IRIS.
Push away from those paper seismograms and get outside to make your own earthquake waves! You're going to learn about earthquake location kinesthetically. In the activity below, you will model how earthquake waves travel through the Earth at different speeds. You also will construct and utilize a graph to characterize the relationship between distance and time of travel of seismic waves (a travel-time curve). Finally, you'll use the constructed travel-time curves to locate the epicenter of a simulated earthquake by triangulation.
Learn the dangers of flooding in this activity, where students explore soil porosity and permeability.
What Do Geologic Maps Tell Us About the Locations of Natural Hazards?
In this activity, plot data found on the National Hurricane Center website to track the path of the hurricane storms.
Over Earth’s 4.5 billion-year history, tectonic upheavals and colliding plates formed mountain ranges and carved out basins. Forces of erosion and weathering have been at work to break down these landforms. Records of these processes are imprinted on the land and define distinctive landscapes around the United States and in its national parks.