by Randa Suleiman, Salam School

Students will be able to use the web to achieve specific targets. These targets are correlated with state standards. As a final task students will design earthquake resistant buildings.

Introduction

Through out this unit. You will learn about what cause an earthquake and how to predict or measure an earthquake. You will be able to perform a search to answer given questions, do an experiment to see how seismograph works, measure P & S wave and explore the effect of an earthquake. The unit will conclude by either a letter written to the governor in a city council meeting to pursue him to change city requirements for new construction to reduce the damage caused by an earthquake in a city at a fault line. Or a colorful and educational threefold brochure about safety in an earthquake.