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Earthquakes in North Carolina

The N.C. Geological Survey, in partnership with the N.C. Division of Emergency Management, held three one-day educator workshops in western North Carolina during September 2014. Participants learned:

  • History of North Carolina earthquakes
  • How to prepare for an earthquake emergency
  • New earth science curriculum correlated to Essential Standards
  • Hands-on activities to bring back to your classroom or group

Workshop Resources & Handouts

Agenda
Correlation with Essential Standards
Earthquake Websites

Presentations in Addition to the Notebook

Plate Tectonic Animations
Folding & Faulting 
Folding & Faulting Answer Key

 

Workshop Notebook by Chapters

Earthquake History of North Carolina

Earthquakes & Tectonics
Review of Plate Tectonics
Elastic Rock Demonstrations
Plate Puzzle Activity
Plate Boundary Examination
Evidence of Past Movement: Folding & Faulting
Fault Blocks - Paper Models

Waves & Measurement
Basics of Waves
Human Chain Wave
What's Inside of the Earth? (Black Box Activity)
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Measuring an Earthquake
Pasta Quake 1-30-900
Human Seismometer - Explore Smart Phones
Quake Cather Network - QCN Sensors
Virtual Earthquake
Examine Realtime Seismograms

Risks, Hazards & Preparedness
Asperities Aftershock Demo
Resonance Demo
IRIS Building Activity
Preparedness and the Great Shakeout

Workshop Notebook - Complete File 

Learn More

For more information about the workshops and educator resources, please contact Randy Bechtel with the N.C. Geological Survey at 919-707-9204 or randy.bechtel@ncdenr.gov

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