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In this activity, students take on the roles of seismologists and vulcanologists, using maps to look for patterns in the worldwide distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes. By the end of this ...READ MORE
In this activity, students use maps to plot a graph of earthquakes under New Zealand to show the shape of the North Island subduction zone and compare this to the distribution of earthquakes in ...READ MORE
In this activity, students use data on historical earthquakes to identify when and where they occurred and make predictions about future earthquakes. By the end of this activity, students should ...READ MORE
In this activity, students make and/or observe two 3D moving models of the different tectonic plate boundaries under the North and South Islands representing the North Island subduction zone and ...READ MORE
In this activity, students study damage descriptions from earthquakes and allocate a Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) number. By the end of this activity, students should be able to: understand ...READ MORE
In this activity, students are introduced to some of the methods scientists use to record earthquakes. They obtain data from tables and graphs, carry out simple calculations and draw results on a ...READ MORE
What happens to communities after an earthquake? What steps do they need to take? Are there things we could do now to help protect them in the future? Te Papa and EQC have published a resource ...READ MORE
The series of activities described below was designed to help students develop an understanding about earthquakes in New Zealand, including why we get them and how we measure them. The world of quakes: ...READ MORE
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