HS-ESS3-1

Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.

 
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Earthquakes (Day 1/2)

Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will take on their first natural disaster in this lesson. This lesson introduces students to the phenomenon of earthquakes as the creation of seismic waves caused by friction along plate boundaries and faults.

 
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Earthquake Hazards

Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students use an online interface to find and evaluate the effectiveness of various seismic safety measures

 
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Human Impact

Earth Science » Unit: Climate & Human Impact
Earth Science » Unit: Climate & Human Impact
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students use a case to explore and examine some of the negative impacts that humans have had (and continue to have) on the environment

 
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Epicenter Lab (1/2)

Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In the first day of this two-part lab, students calculate the lag time between the arrival of (fast) P-waves and (slow) S-waves in an earthquake to help determine how far away an earthquake occurred, and get some initial practice in reading and interpretin

 
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Epicenter Lab (2/2)

Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This second-day lab focuses on the culmination of the previous day's material - students triangulate the distance to an epicenter by analyzing seismograph readings

 
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Emergency Preparedness (Hurricane Sandy Study) [Day 1/2]

Earth Science » Unit: Climate & Human Impact
Earth Science » Unit: Climate & Human Impact
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this two day, hands-on, research-based lesson, students get the chance to research some effective strategies to prepare for an impending hurricane in New York City. They'll use the experience of Hurricane Sandy as a "live" case study to create a poster.

 
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ENRICHMENT: A walk through the chaparral

High School Science » Unit: Ecology
High School Science » Unit: Ecology
Taylor Wichmanowski
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

There's only so much about the environment that can be communicated in a classroom. For students to truly understand ecology and the environment, they need to experience nature first hand.

 
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Earthquakes (Day 2/2)

Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will take on their first natural disaster in this lesson. This lesson introduces students to the phenomenon of earthquakes as the creation of seismic waves caused by friction along plate boundaries and faults.

 
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Resources (25)
 
Reflections (1)
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Emergency Preparedness (Hurricane Sandy Study) [Day 2/2]

Earth Science » Unit: Climate & Human Impact
Earth Science » Unit: Climate & Human Impact
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this two day, hands-on, research-based lesson, students get the chance to research some effective strategies to prepare for an impending hurricane in New York City. They'll use the experience of Hurricane Sandy as a "live" case study to create a poster.

 
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Reflections (1)
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