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Great earthquakes that are triggered in subduction zones are so powerful they can cause the Earth to vibrate like a tuning fork. These earthquakes can also trigger tsunamis that travel at the speed of a jet plane in the ocean. Students learn what triggers these great earthquakes, the types of waves produced by these quakes and how scientists use them to learn more about the interior of our planet. Students also have fun creating their own coffee can seismograph, create fault blocks to show how the ground moves in an earthquake and study the effects of barriers in the ocean on tsunami waves. These units and activities are just a sample of the fun and exciting study of earthquakes.

There are a total of 16 lessons in the L2 Earthquake book. Students learn about a specific topic in each lesson. Topics in this book include earthquake waves, Richter scale, San Andreas Fault, and preparing for natural hazards. Each lesson includes a quiz and hands-on activity that increases a student's understanding of earthquakes.

The textbook is designed to take six weeks to finish when student's complete three lessons per week. We combine Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Rock Cycle textbooks for a semester of Earth Science. All six of the units can be completed in two semesters for a year of Earth Science credit.

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This title was added to our catalog on June 26, 2013.