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Depth of San Andreas fault after 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake

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  • Classroom Activities

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Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE)

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Earthquakes, a scientific and physical phenomenon, affect our lives in many ways. In this project, students use Real-Time earthquake and volcano data from the Internet to explore the relationship between earthquakes, plate tectonics, and volcanoes. Students will use real-time data to solve a problem, study the correlation between earthquakes and tectonic plates, and determine whether or not there is a relationship between volcanoes and plate boundaries.

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Earth Science Big Ideas: 

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No

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