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Archive: Science Update: Earthquakes: What’s Shakin? September 15, 2022

Did you feel it? An earthquake is a shaking movement of the Earth’s Crust as stress overcomes friction. This web seminar will provide basic background to help attendees make sense of this natural phenomenon.  Earthquakes, what they are, what causes them, what they can tell us about the Earth, and how we measure them will be covered.

Participants will also become familiar with a variety of resources from NSTA and other organizations that will help all learners uncover the science of earthquakes as well as be introduced to tools such as the MyShake App, the USGS "Did You Feel It” website, the IRIS Seismic Monitor, and Lastquake that provide multiple opportunities for users to actively engage in crowdsourced citizen science and really shake up their learning.

All individuals receive a certificate of participation and 100 NSTA activity points for attending the live seminar and completing the end-of-program survey. A certificate of participation is not awarded for watching the recorded version of the program.

We invite you to register for upcoming web seminars at NSTA.

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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "Great presentation from Dr. Jones! I learned so much new information about earthquakes, its origins and culture and effective ways to implement it in the classroom. I love how inclusive, interesting, and attainable all the information given was."
  • "I loved the tip about USGS website and how we can monitor earthquakes in real time."
  • "I really enjoyed how thoroughly detailed the presenters were, and the information was explained in a clear yet interesting manner. Highly recommend!"
  • "The presenter was interesting and you could tell he cared about the subject."

A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' account page for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

For more information contact: webseminars@nsta.org

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