East Coast Earthquake, August 2011

Students & teacher in classroom  The 5.9 magnitude earthquake felt along the East Coast of the United States on August 23, 2011 may have your students wondering what they experienced and how they might be affected by natural disasters. These resources will help you explain earthquakes to your class. We have reference materials that explain the different causes of earthquakes and information on where earthquakes generally occur. You'll also find worksheets and hands-on science activities to further students' understanding of plate tectonics and seismic activity.

Activities & Worksheets

Hands-On Science Lessons

General References

Maps & Mapping Activities

Safety Preparation Materials

Teaching Disasters & Crises

Other Natural Disasters

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