by Tad Sterling
Grade level: 9
Performance Objective: Given previous background information on earthquakes and fault movement, the students will be able to use the ArcGIS mapping program to locate areas that have experienced earthquakes near cities over the past 50 years. They will be able to correlate this data with the movement of faults and points on the crust marked by these cities going back 2,500,000 years. With the combination of both of these data sets, the students will make simple predictions as to where these quakes may occur in the future. The students will be expected to reach mastery level in these exercises.
Extended GIS Data for Additional Exploration (.zip archive)