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Earthquakes Teaching Strategies
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When I was a SCEC SURE intern in Summer 2010, I helped with a workshop for local high school science teachers. We downloaded the kmz files for the segments of the San Andreas fault nearest us (from http://www.siovizcenter.ucsd.edu/topo/b4.php ). We then explored the relationship (if any) between where the faults are and where neighborhoods/other structures have been built.
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They also experimented with how to retrofit a wall frame of straws to sustain shear stress. Very simple, but I think even some intro college-level students could benefit from understanding the basics of x-bracing and shear wall design.
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