Earthquakes in VirginiaAuthor: Alison Goforth Affiliation: VirginiaView Date: 1 Jun 2011
Audience: High School Course Material: No
Description: In this investigation students will first examine the earthquake history in Virginia and then check out the most current situation using maps from the USGS. Students will then investigate how to best prepare for an earthquake and what can be done to prevent loss of life and property. This lesson supports Virginia's high school earth science Standards of Learning (SOL's): ES 1, 2, 3, 8
Keywords: Earthquake, plate techtonics
Skill Level: Introductory Discipline: Earth Science
Software Requirements: None or Not Applicable, ArcGIS 9.x or older, ArcGIS 10.x or newer
Special Materials: This lesson plan is best suited for computer classrooms with access to ArcGIS software. The 'Teacher Preparation” section of the lesson plan provides options for using the exercise with only internet access or without computers.
AV Resources Used: Yes Download Access: Public
Text URL: http://virginiaview.cnre.vt.edu/curriculum/Earthquakes_HS.pdf
Data URL: http://virginiatech.maps.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=dd8da5cca31047538fcb5a7ed2f0fb45
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