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In the Mapping Earthquakes to Save the World activity, students leverage real-time data to plot earthquakes on a world map. The fate of the world is in their hands – the President of the United States has asked for their help to save humankind. Students identify patterns in their data and connect earthquakes with tectonic plates, making recommendations back to the President about where people are safe and where people are most at risk. This activity was heavily inspired by a project from the Stevens Institute for Technology Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education.
Subject:
Physical Science
Level:
Middle School
Grades:
Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Material Type:
Lesson
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Date Added:
02/09/2017
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Language:
English
Media Format:
Downloadable docs, Text/HTML

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