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Teacher workshop materials and sessions | 2013 National Science Teacher Association Annual Conference

Silent Earthquakes Beneath Your Feet? How a Magnitude 7 Earthquake Can Occur Without Being Felt by Anyone

    Friday, April 12 12:30–1:30 PM ! @ Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 001A
    Explore the world beneath the Pacific Northwest and discover how new science has detected "slow earthquakes" using high-precision GPS and seismic data.
    Presenters: Shelley E. Olds (UNAVCO: Boulder, CO); Nancy W. West (Quarter Dome Consulting, LLC: Fort Collins, CO); Patrick J. McQuillan (IRIS: Washington, DC)

NSTA SC-19: Explore the World Beneath Your Feet

    Saturday, April 13 2:00–6:00 PM @ Hilton Palacio del Rio, La Reina, San Antonio, TX


    This is an NSTA hosted short course during the 2013 National Conference and is a Ticketed Event: $44 advance; $49 on-site)

    Engage in hands-on activities that can be used in your classrooms to teach about plate tectonics and earthquakes in Earth and physical sciences disciplines. Using data-rich, place-based activities, you will practice using modern high-precision GPS and seismic technologies and data to explore how plates slide, twist, bind, and crumple. Join us as we connect the science to society by investigating these processes and how plate motion results in volcanic, tsunami, and earthquake hazards. The activities are designed to enhance students’ basic science inquiry skills through data explorations using multiple lines of evidence, maps with multiple types of data, and assessment of data quality. In addition, the materials will draw attention to new discoveries yielded through high-precision GPS and seismology to provide students with case studies highlighting the scientific process. While not required, it is useful to bring your laptop.


    Shelley E. Olds (UNAVCO: Boulder, CO)
    John Taber (IRIS: Washington, DC)
    Nancy West (Quarter Dome: Fort Collins, CO)


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