Monday, March 21, 2011

5th Grade Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Japan Quick Facts: Size(146,000 sq miles), Population(127 million), Earthquake(9.0), Lives Lost(10,000+)
Haiti Quick Facts: Size(10,700 sq miles), Population(9.8 million), Earthquake(7.1), Lives Lost(200,000+)

-How Shifting Plates Caused the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan
-Map of the Damage From the Japanese Earthquake

Now, let's visit and try our hand at their earthquake simulation. Can you do the following?
  • Explore how earthquakes cause structures to move quickly
  • Discover what variables affect building stability
  • Engineer a model city to withstand earthquakes better

3_5.CT.3 Critical Thinking, Problem solving, and Decision Making


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