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Earthquake Teaching Box

Students learn the importance of studying past earthquakes to predict what might happen in the future.

Earthquakes: Learn From The Past, Prepare For The Future

Ask students which earthquakes they remember hearing about in the news during the past few years. What were the effects of these earthquakes? What lessons might these earthquakes teach us to help us better prepare for future ones? Hold a brief class discussion on these questions.

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

This lesson asks them to compare maps of plate tectonics with population density maps and to analyze what these maps imply about the relationship between population and seismic hazards