Recommendations for Integration:
- This RWLO is best suited for an
introductory earth science course and is meant to serve as an
introduction to the study of earthquakes. The RWLO concludes
with having students speculate on the causes of earthquakes.
Subsequent lessons should cover the cause and impact of
earthquakes in greater detail.
- This RWLO demonstrates inquiry-based
learning by having students examine, first-hand, recent
earthquake data and then looking for patterns in the data in an
effort to discover the cause of earthquakes.
- Back-up web sites for the earthquake data
are provided in the Content Material section. However, the
instructor could also print-out all of the materials referenced
in the Content Material section of this web site and provide
sufficient copies to the students in the event that the Internet
is not available.
(NOTE: this RWLO is
based on the
Musical Plates Project)