Science Probe I Technology Activities
How often are there earthquakes in your region? As you know,
geologic fault movement causes earthquakes, so let’s find out how likely
it is that an earthquake will occur where you live. Conduct an Internet
search to locate a known geologic fault within a 200-mile radius of where
you live. Obtain information that will answer the following:
a. What type of fault is it?
b.What magnitude earthquakes on the Richter scale have occurred in the
last 200 years, and when did they occur?
c.What kind of surface deformations have been caused by this fault?
d.When is the next major movement predicted to occur?
Prepare a presentation using maps, sketches, computer graphics,
or other multimedia to inform your classmates. Below is a web site to
get you started:
United States Geological Survey’s Earthquake Information
Activity 11C – Use a graphics program
to make the drawings in this activity. Use colors that are as close as
possible to the actual colors you see to fill the drawings. Label each
of the drawings with the time it took for the sodium thiosulfate to cool.
Use a large monitor to display your drawings for the class. Print the
final drawings, and secure them in your SCIENCE PROBE Logbook where you
will answer the discussion questions.
Activity 11E – Locate an Internet
site that displays a topographic or altitude map of the world, and use
it to place these locations on your own map. You might wish to print a
copy of the map you found to keep as a reference.