KS3: Studying earthquakes to save lives

Suitable for 11-18-year olds (secondary, middle and high schools), this article and accompanying activity sheet can be used in the classroom, in science/geography clubs and at home.

This resource links to KS3 Chemistry, Earth and Atmosphere; Geography but is also internationally relevant.

It can also be used as a careers resource and links to Gatsby Benchmarks:
Gatsby Benchmark 2: Learning from career and labour market information
Gatsby Benchmark 4: Linking curriculum learning to careers

The article includes a summary of an earthquake research project, an interview with the Earth scientist Dr Alex Copely and an overview of seismology i.e. what is seismology and how do you become an Earth Scientist?

The activity sheet includes discussion points - six questions the students can answer in groups or individually. There are also links to other relevant resources from Science World.
The case study interviews students living in Anchorage, USA, an earthquake hot spot.

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Created: Jun 17, 2019

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