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Earthquakes in Virginia

Author: Alison Goforth   Affiliation: VirginiaView   Date: 1 Jun 2011
Audience: High School   Course Material: No
Description: In this investigation students will first examine the earthquake history in Virginia and then check out the most current situation using maps from the USGS. Students will then investigate how to best prepare for an earthquake and what can be done to prevent loss of life and property. This lesson supports Virginia's high school earth science Standards of Learning (SOL's): ES 1, 2, 3, 8
Keywords: Earthquake, plate techtonics
Skill Level: Introductory   Discipline: Earth Science
Software Requirements: None or Not Applicable, ArcGIS 9.x or older, ArcGIS 10.x or newer
Special Materials: This lesson plan is best suited for computer classrooms with access to ArcGIS software. The 'Teacher Preparation” section of the lesson plan provides options for using the exercise with only internet access or without computers.
AV Resources Used: Yes   Download Access: Public
Text URL: http://virginiaview.cnre.vt.edu/curriculum/Earthquakes_HS.pdf
Data URL: http://virginiatech.maps.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=dd8da5cca31047538fcb5a7ed2f0fb45

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