`Bridget Smith-Konter` Earthquakes in Action Teaching Modules
Below are teaching modules that I developed in conjunction with a National Science Foundation Early CAREER grant and the UCSD California State Summer School in Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) Program course "Earthquakes in Action".   These modules were designed for grades 9-12, however many of these exercises can be applied to classrooms of grades 6 and up.  Each module will require ~2-3 hours to complete.  Please note that the documents posted below are draft versions and currently under construction.   Links to animations will be posted soon.   Please email me if you would like a copy of a short PowerPoint lecture (~15 min.) that corresponds to each module.   Special acknowledgements go out to Kristin Lawrence and Allison Jacobs for their help with designing and implementing these exercises.

 Module 1:  Earthquake Basics Lecture:  Earthquake Basics (email me) Activity:  Calculating the Richter Scale Lab:  Plotting Earthquake Epicenters  Map  Legend Other: Teacher notes  Brailes' directions Animations: Module 2:  Seismic Waves Lecture:  P.S. Raleigh I Love You (email me) Activity:  Calculating Travel Times Lab:  PS Wave Travel Time Curves Graph1 Graph2 Other: Teacher notes  Brailes' directions Animations: Module 3:  Measuring Earthquakes With Seismometers Lecture:  Seismometers 101 (email me) Activity: Earthquake Triangulation Lab:  HandHeld Seismometers Other:  Braile's directions1 Braile's directions2 Animations: Module 4:  Plate Tectonics:  Its Your Fault! Lecture:  Plate Tectonics (email me) Activity1: Earthquakes and Plate Boundaries Activity2:  Plate Puzzle Lab:  EarthScope Jules Verne Voyager Map1 Map2 Other:  This Dynamic Earth (pdf)   Animations: Module 5:  Faulting Follies Lecture:  Seismic Faults (email me) Activity1: Foam Models Activity2:  Candy Quakes Lab: TableTop Earthquakes DataSheet1 DataSheet2 Other:  Lab setup Animations: Module 6:  California Faults and Seismicity Lecture:  California Faults and Seismicity (email me) Activity: CA Seismic Hazards Lab: Active CA DataTable SlipMap1 SlipMap2 Other:  California Fault Map Animations: Module 7:  Global Seismicity Lecture:  Seismic Faults (email me) Activity:  Google Earth Lab: Seismic Hazards Other:  Brailes' SeismicEruption directions Animations: Module 8:  Earthquake Conversations Lecture:  Seismic Faults (email me) Activity:  In-class movie on stress triggering Lab: Earthquake Plinko Prediction Other:  Teacher notes Animations: Module 9:  Treacherous Tsunamis Lecture:  Tsunamis 101 (email me) Lab: Tsunamis in a Box Other:  Class Exercises  Sumatra Quake original Animations: Module 10:  Earth Motion Methods Lecture:  Crustal Deformation and GPS (email me) Activity2:  GPS Satellites (JPL SCIGN) Lab: Measuring Crustal Motions Other:  San Andreas Earthquake Machine (big) Animations: