Teaching with Earthquake Videos
One of the most powerful forces the earth unleashes is the energy of strong earthquakes. These events can level cities and shake the entire planet for minutes like a bowl full of jello. Videos of earthquake activity and its consequences are abundant on YouTube and give us an up-close-and-personal viewpoint from the safety of a classroom far removed in space and time from the actual event. These videos are particularly instructive in helping us to understand the origins and effects of these natural events. The video tutorials provided are only a starting point for the exploration of earthquakes and the insights they provide to our dynamic planet.
Check out the videos in the Earthquakes gallery for additional video examples.
Below we present videos and a ready-to-go video tutorial student handout for transforming a passive viewing experience into an active learning one.