Thread: Teachable Moment - Find your Birthquake!

Started: 2020-04-24 09:07:30
Last activity: 2020-04-24 16:56:14
Tammy Bravo
2020-04-24 09:07:30
IRIS is committed to supporting educators in their need for “virtual”
investigations and e-learning as a result of stay-at-home orders. Through
June 19th, IRIS will be releasing a weekly 'Teachable Moment' that offers
an opportunity for teachers and students to explore various elements of
seismology. These will be offered in addition to our regular earthquake
summaries.

Getting students excited about earthquakes when they live in seismically
inactive regions can be challenging. This activity is designed to overcome
this by using students’ Birthquake as a hook! Your Birthquake is the
largest earthquake that occurred on our birthdate. Students can discover
their Birthquake, and a number of fundamental questions using the IRIS
Earthquake Browser.

- How often do earthquakes occur?
- What is the relationship, globally, between the size of earthquakes
and their frequency?
- What is the magnitude scale and what information does it convey?

Also, I would note that this week's tool, the IRIS Earthquake Browser, is
currently in an online NSTA contest - Science Educators' Best in Show! If
you like IRIS tools please consider voting
https://survey.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9GmNmPXnlHsSBsp for us!

This resource can be downloaded from:
http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us!

  • John Taber
    2020-04-24 16:56:14
    Tammy and Michael,

    Thanks for creating this, and it will be interesting to see how many downloads occur.

    John


    On Apr 24, 2020, at 12:08 PM, Tammy Bravo (via IRIS) <eno_quakes<at>lists.ds.iris.edu> wrote:

    IRIS is committed to supporting educators in their need for “virtual” investigations and e-learning as a result of stay-at-home orders. Through June 19th, IRIS will be releasing a weekly 'Teachable Moment' that offers an opportunity for teachers and students to explore various elements of seismology. These will be offered in addition to our regular earthquake summaries.

    Getting students excited about earthquakes when they live in seismically inactive regions can be challenging. This activity is designed to overcome this by using students’ Birthquake as a hook! Your Birthquake is the largest earthquake that occurred on our birthdate. Students can discover their Birthquake, and a number of fundamental questions using the IRIS Earthquake Browser.
    How often do earthquakes occur?
    What is the relationship, globally, between the size of earthquakes and their frequency?
    What is the magnitude scale and what information does it convey?
    Also, I would note that this week's tool, the IRIS Earthquake Browser, is currently in an online NSTA contest - Science Educators' Best in Show! If you like IRIS tools please consider voting https://survey.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9GmNmPXnlHsSBsp for us!

    This resource can be downloaded from:
    http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm

    If you have any questions or comments, please contact us!

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