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Two Earthquakes compared

Overall rating 4 out of 54.6 (12 ratings)

Last updated 23 March 2014, created 17 February 2011, viewed 13,221

A powerpoint and complimentary worksheet, you will also need to access Youtube for a 5 minute short video on the Bam Earthquake. The lesson looks at the different effects and responses to two similar magnitude Earthquakes in Bam, (Iran) and California (USA).

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  • Powerpoint documentActivity
    Two earthquakes compared...97-03.ppt (721kb, Powerpoint document)
  • Word documentWorksheet
    Two Earthquakes compared.doc (465kb, Word document)
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2 year in a row i have used this with my year 8's excellent lesson very clearly planned out. save me hours Thank you so much!

from g.r.hawkins, 23 March 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thanks, I really loved this activity. I tweeked it a little and it really made an impression on the students.

from pmdoyle, 17 March 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Love the world map which locates both eq's... simple but something I would overlook. The worksheet is great too. Many thanks!

from KAMcArthur, 09 February 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Great resources - loving a worksheet to go along with an informative PPP. Personally I will be adapting the PPP to suit my pupils, but its easily adaptable

from Geography_85, 28 November 2012
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Thanks! this came to the rescue! it's a pretty decent lesson too. many thanks!

from fm1981, 24 November 2012
(report comment) 4 out of 5
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