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    This interactive groups Hub resources into key science and technology concepts.

    This interactive diagram provides a selection of pathways that allow for differing approaches and starting points using our earthquakes resources. The aim is to assist educators with their planning of lessons and units of work by providing options that cover multiple science concepts. Click on the labels for links to supporting articles, media and student activities.

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    Inside the Earth

    The Earth is divided into layers.

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    Acknowledgement: The University of Waikato

    Seismic engineering

    Seismic engineers develop new techniques and new materials to help buildings withstand earthquakes.

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    Acknowledgement: Robinson Seismic Limited

    Plate tectonics

    The Earth’s crust is made up of many plates that slide past each other causing friction and heat. 

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    Acknowledgement: US Geological Survey (USGS)

    Slow slips

    Large areas of New Zealand are silently and slowly moving due to slow slip events.

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    Acknowledgement: Laura Wallace, Geonet

    New Zealand earthquakes

    Scientists record around 15,000 earthquakes in New Zealand every year. There are some big quakes that have become part of our history.

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    Acknowledgement: Dr Katherine Pedley

    Faults

    A fault is a fracture in the Earth’s crust where the rock mass on either side has been displaced. Earthquakes occur on active fault lines.

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    Acknowledgement: Dave Prior

    NZC level 1 and 2 earthquake resources

    These resources offer an introduction to the science behind earthquakes.

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    Acknowledgement: The University of Waikato

    Volcanoes

    The interactive Planning pathways using volcanoes resources groups Hub volcanoes resources into key science concepts and topics.

    Related PLD

    The PLD webinar Exploring natural hazards outlines some of the science behind what is happening at plate boundaries.

     

    Rights: The University of Waikato Published 8 November 2017 Size: 450 KB Referencing Hub media