Cyber-Enabled Earth Exploration Module 2: Introduction to Earthquakes
Investigation one is designed to motivate students to learn more about earthquakes. This is accomplished by using Google Earth to explore several significant historical earthquakes.
Investigation two helps students understand what is happening below ground during an earthquake. Specifically, students will use GigaPans and a Google Earth tour to explore several actual faults in order to visualize them as large, three dimensional features that create landscapes visible from space. They will also learn that faulting has occurred over geologic time spans.
Investigation three further explores what is happening below ground during an earthquake. Specifically, it builds student content knowledge about seismic waves and introduces related vocabulary.