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Stevens Institute of Technology

Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics

Project Overview

Earthquakes, a scientific and physical phenomenon, affect our lives in many ways. In this project, students use real-time global earthquake data from the Internet to explore the relationship between earthquakes and plate tectonics.

Through first-hand data analysis, students will be able to determine if there is any pattern to earthquake events and speculate on the causes of earthquakes.

This RWLO intended to be used as an opening exercise to a unit of study on earthquakes.


(NOTE: this RWLO is based on the Musical Plates Project)

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