Posts Tagged ‘earthquake’

Geography Resources

February 13th, 2020

 

It’s Thursday, February 13, 2020, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Geographic.com

(www.geographic.org/)

Age Range: 9-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)

 

This site is an archive of resources for learning about geography. Young children may also enjoy aspects of this site with parental assistance.

When you get to the site, use the menu to explore: 

  • Historical Global Weather – Data from 1763!
  • Climate – Learn all about the climate and temperature of different countries, as well as the geological aspects that contribute to the climate.
  • Flags – See the colorful flags of every country.
  • Maps – Get maps of the countries of the world, including population maps, world language maps, earthquake maps, time zone maps and more!
  • Countries of the World – Learn about the history, population, geography, economy, transportation, communications, education, religion, government and military in every country. Find out which countries are the “greenest” and the most livable places on earth. (Much of the information at this site is from the CIA’s fact book.)

You’ll also find photos, nautical charts, and airport codes here too.

Don’t miss reading the archived publication “Early Childhood: Where Learning Begins – Geography” that provides simple activities and ideas on how to teach geography to young children. The direct link to the publication is here.

Free Seismology Lessons, Videos, & More

August 20th, 2019

 

It’s Tuesday, August 20, 2019, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

IRIS

(www.iris.edu/hq/)

Age Range: 10-18  (Grades 5-12, with parental supervision)

 

This site offers free science tools, lessons, animations, software and more to help students learn all about seismology, plate tectonics, earthquakes, geology and much more! 

Sponsored by the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (funded by the National Science Foundation), this website has powerful, interactive learning tools from a consortium of over 100 U.S. universities dedicated to the acquisition, management, and distribution of seismological data. We know this may sound “heady” but there are all kinds of engaging multi-media activities that students of a wide range of abilities and interests will enjoy.

When you get to the site you’ll see a variety of offerings. We suggest clicking on “Seismic Monitor” that is under “Earthquake Resources” on the landing page. A new screen opens where you can access: 

  • Earthquake Headlines – Read news stories about earthquakes.
  • Last 30 Days Earthquakes – See a list of earthquakes, their location and magnitude over the past 30 days.
  • Special Quakes – Review recent earthquake teachable moments.
  • Plate Tectonics – Discover the continual slow movement of the tectonic plates.
  • Education Links – Get access to free animations, video lectures, lessons and resources with links to materials, and much more!

There is so much content here that you can’t really see and enjoy it all in one visit. Bookmark the site to return again.

Learn All About Earthquakes

October 4th, 2016

 

It’s Tuesday, October 4, 2016, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Earthquakes for Kids

(earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/)

Age Range: 5-18 (Grades 1-12, with parental supervision)

 

Today’s site, sponsored by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), offers a multi-media exploration of earthquake history, animations, project ideas and a lot more.

When you get to the site simply use the icon menu to explore:

  • Latest Quakes – See a map depicting where earthquakes have occurred worldwide over the past 7 days.
  • Animations – Watch terrific video animations of Amplification, A Blind Thrust Fault, Foreshocks, and much more!
  • Become An Earthquake Scientist – Learn what it takes to be a Geophysicist.
  • Cool Earthquake Facts – Learn fascinating trivia and tidbits about earthquakes.
  • Earthquake ABC – This provides a good introduction to earthquakes for children along with safety tips and info for parents and teachers.
  • Puzzles & Games – Under Plate Tectonics Activities there are Flashcards, Matching, Concentration and Word Search games.

And more!

Free Seismology Lessons, Videos, & More

June 7th, 2016

 

It’s Tuesday, June 7, 2016, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

IRIS (www.iris.edu/hq/)

Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 5-12, with parental supervision)

 

This site offers free science tools, lessons, animations, software and more to help students learn all about seismology, plate tectonics, earthquakes, geology and much more! 

Sponsored by the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (funded by the National Science Foundation), this website has powerful, interactive learning tools from a consortium of over 100 U.S. universities dedicated to the acquisition, management, and distribution of seismological data. We know this may sound “heady” but there are all kinds of engaging multi-media activities that students of a wide range of abilities and interests will enjoy.

When you get to the site you’ll see a variety of offerings. We suggest clicking on “View The Seismic Monitor” that is prominently featured on the landing page. A new screen opens where you can access: 

  • Earthquake Headlines – Read news stories about earthquakes.
  • Last 30 Days Earthquakes – See a list of earthquakes, their location and magnitude over the past 30 days.
  • Special Events – Review recent earthquake teachable moments.
  • Plate Tectonics – Discover the continual slow movement of the tectonic plates.
  • Education Links – Get access to free animations, video lectures, lessons and resources with links to materials, and much more!

There is so much content here that you can’t really see and enjoy it all in one visit. Bookmark the site to return again.

Free Seismology Lessons, Videos, & More!

July 30th, 2013

Hi! It’s Tuesday, July 30, 2013 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

IRIS http://www.iris.edu/hq/

Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 5-12 and beyond)

This site offers free science tools, lessons, animations, software and more to help students learn all about seismology, plate tectonics, earthquakes, geology and much more!

Sponsored by the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (funded by the National Science Foundation), this website has powerful, interactive learning tools from a consortium of over 100 US universities dedicated to the acquisition, management, and distribution of seismological data. I know that may sound “heady” but there are all kinds of engaging multi-media activities that students of a wide range of abilities and interests will enjoy.

When you get to the site you’ll see a variety of offerings. I suggest clicking on “View The Seismic Monitor” that is prominently featured on the landing page. A new screen opens where you can access:

*Earthquake Headlines – Read news stories about earthquakes.

*Last 30 Days Earthquakes – See a list of earthquakes, their location and magnitude overthe past 30 days.

*Special Events – Review recent earthquake teachable moments.

*Plate Tectonics – Discover the continual slow movement of the tectonic plates.

*Education Links – Get access to free animations, video lectures, lessons and resources with links to materials, and much more!

There is so much content here that you can’t really see and enjoy it all in one visit. Bookmark the site to return again.

 

See How Bolts Are Made!

May 3rd, 2013

Hi!  It’s Friday, May 3, 2013 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Portland Bolt & Manufacturing Company

Age Range: 9 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)

At this website you can watch a five-minute video on how bolts are manufactured.

You may know that the building of a new San Francisco Bay Bridge, the world’s largest single-tower, self-anchored suspension span, is underway. You may have also heard that one third of the 96 bolts (threaded steel rods that are 3 inches in diameter and 17-24 feet long) broke after workers placed them in March 2012. The bolts were used to connect the bridge at the pier to help control swaying and seismic uplift during an earthquake.

Metallurgy experts suspect that galvanizing the steel bolts trapped hydrogen atoms beneath the zinc coating causing the bolts to become brittle. 

Interestingly, the company featured on today’s website, declined to submit a bid on manufacturing the Bay Bridge bolts because of the riskiness of the galvanizing requirement. (Galvanizing this kind of bolt is prohibited in the Caltrans bridge design manual – but engineers opted to do it anyway! They haven’t explained why.)

When you get to the website, you can read about the history of the Portland Bolt & Manufacturing Company. Scroll down to the end of the page to find the video, “How It’s Made: Portland Bolt.” Then click on the arrow to watch the video that includes:

  • Shearing
  • Heading
  • Chamfering
  • Threading
  • Hot-Dip Galvanizing
  • Caustic Soda Bath
  • Sulfuric Acid Bath
  • Flux Bath
  • Cooling
  • Shipping
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