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Earthquakes, Volcanoes & Tsunamis

A study of world disasters that have made a significant impact on people and places.

Earthquakes, Volcanoes & Tsunamis by Jane Bourke
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This blackline masters book explores the mechanics of natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis, which are the result of various earth forces and the movement of tectonic plates. Provides extensive background information about the frequency, locations and destruction of such events as well as providing opportunities to research significant natural disasters in history. References to relevant websites are included.

This book is intended to provide starting points for student research into the areas of natural disasters. It explores recent natural disasters concerned with geological changes as well as examining some of the most devastating disasters in history.

Activities include: Disaster Watch Composition of the Earth A Model of the Earth The Plate Theory Continental Drift Earthquakes in History 20th Century Earthquakes Recent Earthquake Disasters Prediction of Earthquakes Landslides and Avalanches Preventing a Disaster Tsunamis Tsunamis in History A Tsunami Disaster Preparing for a Tsunami Volcanic Activity The Ring of Fire Volcanoes and Mythology A Volcanic Eruption  

Ready-Ed Publications; January 2000
40 pages; ISBN 9781875268467
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Title: Earthquakes, Volcanoes & Tsunamis
Author: Jane Bourke; Melinda Parker
 
Excerpt

Prediction of Earthquakes

Scientists agree that at this stage it is not possible to accurately predict when an earthquake will strike. However, there are some patterns and early warnings which may be useful in predicting the possibility of an earthquake.

Using encyclopedias, reference books and the Internet, compile a list of the warnings.

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Who are the people involved in monitoring geological changes? Find out what each of these people do.

Seismologist:

Geologist:

What is a seismograph? Explain how it is used.

 

Visit this website to learn how to make your own seismograph!

cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/lessons/indiv/davis/hs/Seismograph.html

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