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This activity is the first in a two part sequence designed to increase students' understandings about earthquakes. It will address the following questions: What is an earthquake?; What is the role of a model in science?; and How are scientific ideas constantly changing? The activity involves the construction of a model ('The Earthquake Machine') that allows students to explore stick-slip behavior of some faults. Teacher background material, references, standards alignments, and a zipped file containing a slide demonstration of the Earthquake Machine and supporting animations are provided.

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    • Grade 1
    • Grade 2
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 7
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9
    • Grade 10
    • Grade 11
    • Grade 12

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    Informal Education,Middle School,NSDL,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20130508143158339T,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-106,Earth system science,High School,Elementary School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,General science,Geoscience

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    English

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