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Listed under:  Science  >  Earth and space  >  Earth structure  >  Earth's crust  >  Earth movements  >  Faults
Video

Dermot Henry talks about how earthquakes occur, 2009

This is a video of Dermot Henry, a geologist at Museum Victoria, speaking about earthquakes and how they occur. The video was made in 2009.

Moving Image

Rock layers under Parliament House, Canberra

Imagine if Australia's Parliament House was built on an ocean! Watch this clip to find out about the rock layers of Canberra's Capital Hill, some of which contain ancient rocks that formed deep on the ocean floor. Dr Paul Willis from Catalyst takes you on a brief tour of what he calls the 'fractured foundations' on which ...

Moving Image

Some mountains are still growing!

Did you know that the mountains of New Zealand are still slowly growing higher and that Australia is gradually moving towards the equator? Discover how the forces constantly at work within the Earth's crust continue to bring change at the surface. Learn through models how rocks are bent and folded or sometimes crack and ...

Teacher resource

Plate tectonics and earth structure - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea introduces students to geology. They learn about the Earth's structure and theories of plate tectonics. Students are supported in making links between plate tectonics and geological features and events. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

Collection

Earthquakes

This collection of 12 digital curriculum resources is organised into three categories: fault lines, causes and effects of earthquakes, and tectonic plates. The collection contains images of fault lines, several learning objects that investigate tectonic forces and plate movements, and a learning object in which students ...

Interactive Resource

QuakeFeed earthquake map

This is a rich interactive iPad app resource providing recent information about earthquakes around the world. The resource presents a world map showing countries, oceans, earthquake tectonic-plate lines and recent earthquake activity from the past week measuring above 2.5 in magnitude. Tools are provided to access further ...