Monday, March 24, 2014

Earth Science: The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964

Here is a short documentary created by the USGS about the 1964 Alaskan Earthquake.  Remember that this is the largest US earthquake in our recorded history.  The video is mostly in black and white, but that is because it much of it was recorded just after the event.  The video show a bunch of images of the uplift that occurred.  Your students will also learn about the subduction zones that cause the Alaskan earthquakes.  One of the things I really like is that the video demonstrates how scientists conduct experiments and observations by using core samples.

Subject:  Earth Science
Time:  11:37
Grade Level:  6-12

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