by California Academy of Sciences
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What are earthquakes? Gain a new perspective on these powerful phenomena with this iTunes U course co-produced by the California Academy of Sciences and Northern California public media provider KQED. Designed for middle- and high-school science educators to broaden their own knowledge and use with students, the course weaves together activities, videos, and classroom-ready materials into a primer on how plate tectonics shape Earth's surface and directly impact people's lives.
This course is designed for use on an iOS device
|1||Plate Boundaries||--||--||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||Plate Movement||--||--||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||Remnants In Rock||--||--||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||Records In Rock||--||--||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||Seismic Waves||--||4:26||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||QUEST Lab: The Shaking Table at UC Berkeley||--||2:15||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct: Big Fixes for Big Quakes||--||11:18||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||Earthquakes: Breaking New Ground||--||9:55||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||Anatomy of an Earthquake||--||--||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||The Hayward Fault: Predictable Peril||--||11:43||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||BayAreaFaultPlanesLabeled_SmallWeb||--||--||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||Earthquake Oral History Project||--||--||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||Visualizing Earth's Interior: Earth's Tectonic Engine||--||1:20||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||Plate Boundaries: Divergent, Convergent, and Transform||--||1:12||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||Civilizations in Tectonically- Active Areas||--||1:33||Free||View In iTunes|
|16||Computer Simulation of the 1906 Earthquake||--||1:23||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||The New Bay Bridge: Earthquake Makeover||--||9:45||Free||View In iTunes|
|18||200 Million Years Ago to Present Day||--||2:09||Free||View In iTunes|
|19||Perspective||--||1:48||Free||View In iTunes|
|20||Back in Time||--||0:39||Free||View In iTunes|
|21||Complementary Coastlines||--||--||Free||View In iTunes|
|22||Seismic Waves Infographic||--||--||Free||View In iTunes|
|23||GroundMotionResearch.pdf||--||--||Free||View In iTunes|
|24||Personal Accounts.pdf||--||--||Free||View In iTunes|
|25||Earthquake||Explore the science behind earthquakes. This book is a collaboration between KQED and the California Academy of Sciences.||--||Free||View In iTunes|
Wonderful Single Topic Videos for Geology and Earth Science Classes
There are a very useful resource for teachers of Earth Science and Geology. I am one of those teachers and am linking to these videos from my classes.
My students have viewed a few of these and appreciate the quality graphics and accurate science. I appreciate the science-based, single-topic videos, much like the film loops of old. Frequently, science animations are attractive artistically but have accuracy issues. These are, in contrast, excellent.
Thank you KQED and CAS! Keep it up!
Great resource. Extensive video & animations.
Lots to like in this free iBook and iCourse from KQED and Cal Academy. The iBook appeals beyond the classroom too.
I say it is a little bit uncooler than i expected