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Earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis : resources for environmental literacy

Author: Environmental Literacy Council.; National Science Teachers Association.
Publisher: Arlington, Va. : NSTA Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Environmental Literacy Council.; National Science Teachers Association.
ISBN: 9781933531199 1933531193
OCLC Number: 85814195
Description: xvii, 28 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction --
About the authors --
Dedication --
Student learning goals --
From Benchmarks for science literacy --
From National Science Education standards --
Background content for teachers --
Essential question 1: What are the components of the earth's system? --
Essential question 2: Where are volcanoes located, what kinds of eruptions do they have, how are they related to earthquakes, and what effect do they have on the environment? --
Essential question 3: Where and how often do earthquakes occur, how is their magnitude expressed, how are they related to volcanoes, and what effect do they have on the environment? --
Essential question 4: What are tsunamis and lahars, and how are they generated? --
Essential question 5: What is the main idea of the theory of plate tectonics, how is it different from the notion of continental drift, what kinds of evidence led to its acceptance by the scientific community, and how does it help explain earthquakes and volcanoes? --
Essential question 6: What hazards do volcanoes and earthquakes present, and how can the risk associated with them be reduced? --
Teaching approach --
Activity overview --
Supplementary exercises --
Misconceptions --
Assessing student learning --
Recommended resources --
Books --
Websites --
Student activity --
Earthquakes, volcanoes, and us --
Student materials --
Case study instructions for students --
Natural hazards case studies: earthquakes --
Natural hazards case studies: volcanic eruptions --
The nature of risk.
Responsibility: by Environmental Literacy Council and National Science Teachers Association.
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