Seismic Geohazards & Earthquake Hazard Maps: Alaska emphasis
This activity was selected for the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Collection
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- Scientific Accuracy
- Alignment of Learning Goals, Activities, and Assessments
- Pedagogic Effectiveness
- Robustness (usability and dependability of all components)
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This page first made public: May 24, 2018
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
How the activity is situated in the course
Content/concepts goals for this activity
- Describe why different near-surface rocks and soil can lead to different levels of building damage during an earthquake
- Explain how shaking can lead to landslides
- Experiment with different soil water contents and observe liquefaction differences
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
Other skills goals for this activity
- Working in groups
- Using physical models
Description and Teaching Materials
Seismic Geohazards & Earthquake Hazard Maps Activities (Alaska emphasis) (Acrobat (PDF) 1.8MB Apr2 19)
The same basic suite of activities but with a Pacific Northwest USA emphasis was done by the Cascadia EarthScope Earthquake and Tsunami Education Program (CEETEP)
Teaching Notes and Tips
References and Resources
- The activity was presented as part of the EarthScope ANGLE Educator Workshops. The associated presentation is Earthquake Basics.
- This version of the activity was improved by ShakeAlert and further changes in the future are possible.
- Original TOTLE webpage for this activity
- Contact ANGLE with questions or comments.