Learning objects Sites2See – earthquakes

TLF ID M016409

Resources on the topic of earthquakes to help explore the human and physical dimensions. Links to maps and interactive activities on plate tectonics, with a particular focus on the Caribbean plate, the movement of which caused the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, and links to news and information about the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Originally created in 2008. Content updated in November 2017.



Educational details

Educational value
  • Links to resources to support syllabus outcomes in NSW Science K-10 and Geography K-10 syllabuses. This resource addresses the Australian Curriculum ICT capability and personal and social capability for science students in years 6, 8 and 9 as well as the scientific understanding about the causes and effects of earthquakes. Links can be used to help students develop a deeper understanding of how scientists interpret data from earthquakes.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10

Learning area
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Other details

Contributors
  • Author
  • Name: State of NSW\, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW\, Department of Education
  • Description: author
  • Contributor
  • Name: State of NSW\, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW\, Department of Education
  • Description: author
  • Name: State of NSW\, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW\, Department of Education
  • Description: Data contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: State of NSW\, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW\, Department of Education
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
Rights
  • © State of New South Wales, Department of Education.