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Earthquake ShakeOut 2013

Recommended for First Grade to Twelfth Grade

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills

 

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:17 a.m. on October 17* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills!

 
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Sample videos are listed below but others can be easily located by using searching the titles and keywords listed below:
·       earthquake
        seismology
        “mega disasters”
        “nature tech”
        “plate tectonics”
         Earth
         core
 
·   Title:
Grade(s): 6-12
All our lives we have heard of it. Prepared for it. Feared it. The Big One. An earthquake so powerful it will obliterate Los Angeles. Tear down its skyscrapers. Set its hills afire. Drown it in the sea. But what will actually happen when one of the world's most famous time bombs-goes off? Based on the latest super-computer scenarios, we'll follow the quake moment by moment as it unleashes its phenomenal power on this world famous mega-city. But in an unexpected twist, we will come to discover that biggest danger of all comes not from the much-feared San Andreas Fault -but from an unseen-and only recently discovered-killer, buried deep beneath the surface . . . Scientists have discovered a "blind" or hidden fault, known as Puente Hills -not thirty or forty miles to the east, like the San Andreas-but directly beneath the heart of the city. And history shows that when this one goes off-it goes off BIG. Run Time: (57:59)
 
Title: Flashbacks
Grade(s): 3-12
Earthquakes are one of natures devastating forces. Over the last century alone, earthquakes are estimated to have cost over a million human lives.
Run Time: (05:03)
 
Title: The Movement of the Interior of the Earth
Grade(s): 3-8
The interior of the earth is made up of distinct parts. Examine the composition of the crust, mantle, and cores of the interior of the earth. Hear how convection cell movement worked to create the continental drift.
Run Time: (09:05)
 
Printable Flyer for The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut
 
Teacher’s Earthquake Drill Manual for The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut
Click here for the K-12 ShakeOut Drill Manual.
 
Earthquake in Japan from PBS’ Nova
Watch the complete Nova program “Japan's Killer Quake - Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Crisis.” Extend the lesson with the additional earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis activities found on this page.

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