Courtenay Middle School Library
Science: Geological Processes - Earthquakes

Readability levels l =easiest,
n = at approximate grade level, u =advanced, uu=most difficult.

Readability
Earthquake Disaster in Asia (December 2004)
 
n
Overview of the disaster: interactive map (cbc.ca)
n
Daily news review (cbc.ca)
n
Helping the victims (cbc.ca)
nu
Save the Children Fund - Teaching tools: pdf (Save the Children Canada)
   
What is an Earthquake
l
Earthquakes: FEMA for kids (U.S. Government)
n
Introduction to earthquakes (thetech.org)
n
Natural disasters: earthquakes (BBC.co.uk)
n
How earthquakes work (howstuffworks.com)
n
What are earthquakes? (NASA: U.S. Government)
n
Why do earthquakes happen (Michigan Tech)
nu
Earthquake visual glossary (U.S. Geological Survey)
n
Learn about earthquakes (San Diego State University)
u
Frequently asked questions (U.S. Geological Survey)
n
Recent earthquakes (U.S. Geological Survey)
u
Earthquake summary information posters (U.S. Geological Survey)
   
Plate Techtonics
n
B.C.'s techtonic plates (Natural Resources Canada)
nu
The restless Earth - a geologic primer (Burke Museum, University of Washington, USA)
  Dance of the giant continents - Rodinia (Burke Museum, University of Washington, USA)
  Building the Pacific Northwest (Burke Museum, University of Washington, USA)
n
Overview of plate techtonics (University of North Dakota)
nu
Plate techtonics (U.S. Geological Survey)
n
Plate techtonics (U.S. Geological Survey)
n
The Earth at Work (PBS.org)
 
Types of Earthquakes: Faults
l
Animations of fault motions (IRIS.edu)
n
Types of faults (University of Leeds)
n
Faults (Tinynet.com)
n
Savage Earth (PBS.org)
   
Measuring Earthquakes
n
Seismometers (U.S. Geological Survey)
n
Keeping track of earthquakes (U.S. Geological Survey)
u
The Richter Scale (U.S. Geological Survey)
nu
What is Richter magnitude? (University of Nevada - Reno)
u
History of seismometry to 1900 (U.S. Geological Survey)
   
Tsunamis
l-n
Tsunami: the big wave (NASA: U.S. Government)
n
Tsunamis (National Geographic)
n
What is a tsunami? (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
n
How a tsunami happens (U.S. Geological Survey)
n
Waves of destruction (PBS.org)
l
Animation of Indonesian tsunamis - Dec. 2004 (NOAA: U.S. Government)
l
Animation of Indonesian tsunamis:gif - Dec. 2004 (AIST: Japan)
n
Pacific Ocean Tsunamis warning system (NOAA: U.S. Government)
n
Port Alberni Tsunami 1964 - pdf document (B.C. Government)
nu
What you should do in a tsunami (NOAA: U.S. Government)
   
Earthquakes : British Columbia and Canada
n
Geoscape Victoria (Natural Resources Canada)
n
Geoscape Vancouver (Natural Resources Canada)
n
Vancouver Island's largest earthquake (Natural Resources Canada)
nu
Port Alberni Tsunami 1964 - pdf document (B.C. Government)
n
Maps and lists of recent earthquakes in Western Canada (Natural Resources Canada)
nu
Earthquakes Canada (Government of Canada)
   
Preparedness
l
Visual checklist (Natural Resources Canada)
n
Earthquake preparedness (Natural Resources Canada)
n
Emergency checklists (thetech.org)
nu
Surviving a tsunami (U.S. Geological Survey)
u
Preparedness meta site (U.S. Geological Survey)
   
Misc.
nu
After a disaster: handbook for parents and teachers (U.S. Government)
n
Satellite images: before/after Asian Tsunami (DigitalGlobe.com)
n
Models of earthquake fault types (U.S. Geological Survey)
nu
A view from New Zealand
n
Study guide for earthquakes (BBC.co.uk)
n
More information on earthquakes (BBC.co.uk)
nu
Models of siesmic waves (University of Bighampton) *downloads software
n
Plate tectonics animations (U.S. Geological Survey)
n-
Discover our Earth (Cornell University)
 

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Readability levels l = easiest, n = at approximate grade level, u = advanced, uu = most difficult.