In this activity, students explore tectonic movements called slow slips. They plot and interpret a graph using data from an actual event in New Zealand.
By the end of this activity, students should be able to:
- understand the difference between earthquakes and slow slips
- plot and interpret data on a line graph
- explain a scientific application of GPS technology.
Download the Word file (see link above) for:
- introduction/background notes
- what you need
- what to do
- discussion questions
- student handout.
In 2011, scientists from around the world met in Gisborne to consider how to study slow slips.
Find out about slow slips recorded in Poverty Bay in 2010.