A CIESE Realtime Data Project

How seismically active is each of the 50 states? (from the USGS NEIC)


Earthquakes, a scientific and physical phenomenon, affect our lives in many ways. In this project, students use Real-Time earthquake and volcano data from the Internet to explore the relationship between earthquakes, plate tectonics, and volcanoes.
Students will:

  • Use Real-Time data to solve a problem.
  • Study the correlation between earthquakes and tectonic plates.
  • Determine whether or not there is a relationship between volcanoes and plate boundaries.

Musical Plates is recommended for upper elementary, middle school and high school students (ages 11-18).

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