Description: Global Earthquakes: Teaching about Earthquakes with Data and 3D Visualizations

In this series of visualizations and accompanying activities, students visualize the distribution and magnitude of earthquakes and explore their distribution at plate boundaries. Earthquakes are visualized on a 3D globe, making it easy to see their distribution within and below Earth's surface without having to mentally transform and interpret symbols that indicate earthquake magnitude and hypocenter depth.

Source Information
Contact Name

Cara Harwood

Contact E-mail

clharwood@ucdavis.edu

Authoring Institution(s)

UC Davis

Resource Begin

2010

Source Link

http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/visualization/examples/57568.html

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Visualizing Global Earthquakes – Where and Why do Earthquakes Occur?

In this activity students visualize the distribution and magnitude of earthquakes at and below the surface of Earth and how their distribution is related to plate boundaries. Earthquakes are visualized on a 3D globe, making it easy to see their distribution within Earth's surface without having to menta

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Visualizing Earthquakes at Convergent Plate Margins Description: In

In this activity students visualize the distribution and magnitude of earthquakes at convergent plate boundaries. Earthquakes are visualized on a 3D globe, making it easy to see their distribution within Earth's surface without having to mentally transform and interpret symbols that indicate earthquake

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Visualizing Earthquakes at Divergent Plate Margins Description: In

In this activity students visualize the distribution and magnitude of earthquakes at divergent plate boundaries. Earthquakes are visualized on a 3D globe, making it easy to see their distribution within Earth's surface without having to mentally transform and interpret symbols that indicate earthquake

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