Earthquake Alert!

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This webquest is designed to give students a
greater depth of understanding in the subjects related to earthquakes. By
following the links, students will discover information related to the causes
and impact of earthquakes in the world. It was also designed to create interest, provide
opportunity to do guided internet research, and use technology skills.
To continue integrating the writing process with the Natural Disaster's Unit you could start now using the following topics: Volcanoes, Hurricanes, Storms, etc.


Standards and Grade Level Expectations of Puerto Rico for the 6th Grade:

L/S.6.4 Applies correct language patterns to identify and organize events in a variety of narrative texts and text styles.

L/S.6.5 States the main idea or topic and important details from learned concepts or read alouds of a variety of expository texts; applies understanding to summarize the text using acquired vocabulary and appropriate language structure.

W.6.4 Identifies elements in descriptive, narrative, and expository forms of writing; uses a variety of sentence types and basic organizational patterns to construct narrative, descriptive, and expository paragraphs.

W.6.5 Uses the writing process; applies prewriting strategies to generate ideas; uses the dictionary as an aid in the writing process; identifies spelling,capitalization, and ending punctuation errors.


What is an Earthquake?

Famous historical earthquakes:
-2008 Sichuan Province China Earthquake
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBRrEl6DzEc
Article, Facts, and Pictures: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-22398684

-2011 Great East Japan Earthquake also known as 'Tahoku Earthquake'
Facts and Pictures: http://www.livescience.com/39110-japan-2011-earthquake-tsunami-facts.html
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_NgdVEKFpM

-2005 Kashmir Pakistan Earthquake
Facts and Pictures: http://www.krdf.net/earthquakes/kashmir-earthquake-facts-figures/
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLez_ICeVlc

-2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake
Article and Video: http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2008/12/the-indian-ocean-earthquake-of-2004-will-history-repeat-itself/
Facts Summary: http://iri.columbia.edu/~lareef/tsunami/

2014 Chile's Earthquake
Video and Article: http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/01/world/americas/chile-earthquake/
Pictures and Article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/02/us-chile-earthquake-idUSBREA3101G20140402

Find out ways to be prepared in case of an earthquake:




What are potential hazards after an earthquake?

- http://www.leo.lehigh.edu/projects/seismic/danger.html

- http://www.geo.mtu.edu/UPSeis/hazards.html

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