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Interactive video lesson plan for: BLOSSOMS - Can Earthquakes Be Predicted?

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Visit the MIT BLOSSOMS website at http://blossoms.mit.edu/

This video module uses a simple analog setup to explore why earthquakes are so unpredictable. The setup is simple enough that students should be able to assemble and operate the setup on their own with teacher supervision. It is important to note that students should be familiar with the following prerequisite concepts before beginning the module: Earths interior structure, plate tectonics and plate motions, properties of Earth materials, and faults and fault motions.

See the original video and more on MIT TechTV - http://techtv.mit.edu/videos/4751

Tagged under: mit mittechtv,mit techtv,MIT BLOSSOMS,STEM,blended learning,OER,high school physics,earthquakes,plate tectonics,faults,deformation,seismic energy,elastic energy

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