IRIS Teachable Moments

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Tammy Bravo
2020-06-24 16:58:31
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake has occurred in California. A powerpoint has been prepared with additional details about this earthquake. This resource can be downloaded from: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm Teachable Moments are a service of IRIS Education and Public Outreach and the University of Portland If you have any questions or comments, please contact us!
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Tammy Bravo
2020-06-23 18:46:40
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake has occurred in Oaxaca, Mexico. A powerpoint has been prepared with additional details about this earthquake. This resource can be downloaded from: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm Teachable Moments are a service of IRIS Education and Public Outreach and the University of Portland If you have any questions or comments, please contact us!
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Tammy Bravo
2020-06-19 11:13:53
Here is our tenth and final seismology mini-investigation to support those of you still leading e-learning as a result of stay-at-home orders! This week’s investigation could be used now, but we know many of you are done for the school year. Thus, we designed it to also be used in the fall since Hurricane season spans from June to November. Yes, Hurricanes! The techniques of seismology can be applied in a variety of contexts to explore many aspects of Earth’s system! From glaciers, sea ice... [more]
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Tammy Bravo
2020-06-18 20:28:12
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake has occurred south of the Kermadec Islands. There are no reports of injuries. A powerpoint has been prepared with additional details about this earthquake. This resource can be downloaded from: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm If anyone is still teaching remotely and unable to discuss the event with your students, below are a few questions that might encourage your students to explore this earthquake. ------------------------------------------- Use the IRIS Recent Ear... [more]
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Tammy Bravo
2020-06-12 08:40:57
Here is our ninth seismology mini-investigation to support those of you still leading e-learning as a result of stay-at-home orders! This week’s investigation is an extension or introduction to the idea that an earthquake’s magnitude is determined by physical features of the fault. The correlation between magnitude and energy released is a strong emphasis. Students use some basic math and a few assumptions to calculate the magnitude of their own jumpquake! This resource can be downloaded f... [more]
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IRIS is committed to supporting educators in their need for “virtual” investigations and e-learning as a result of stay-at-home orders. Through June 19th, IRIS will be releasing a weekly 'Teachable Moment' that offers an opportunity for teachers and students to explore various elements of seismology. These will be offered in addition to our regular earthquake summaries. This week’s investigation explores various factors (fault length, depth, slip, and rigidity) that combine to determine the... [more]
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