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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

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

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