Category: Natural Disasters

Fault Models

Earthquakes have disastrous effects and they impact people all over the world, but what causes them? Learn how to create a paper model that demonstrates the different kinds of faults that cause earthquakes.

This model comes from USGS’s Earth Science Week and they created a very detailed guide that you can use in your own classroom.

Grades: 6-8

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Homemade Seismometer

Show your students how scientists collect earthquake data and give them the opportunity to collect their own scientific data! This old-school video by PBS Learning Media shows you how to make your own homemade seismometer that demonstrates the concept behind the scientific instrument and how it collects earthquake data.

In this article you’ll learn the steps to build a homemade seismometer with your students.

Grades: 6-8

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