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by California Academy of Sciences

This course material is only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad.

Course Description

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. 

For more information from the creators, click here: KQED & California Academy of Sciences

This course is designed for use on an iOS device

Customer Reviews


I love it so much!


I am in Earth Science this year, and I had been having several problems with each unit we went over. The teacher was really confusing me. One of our little topics was "Earthquakes and Tectonic Plates". So I used this to help me. We haven't taken the big state- wide tests yet, but I have a feeling when it comes to this section of it that I'll be okay.

Great Resource!

This course includes great graphics, readings, computer simulations! I was very impressed.

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