Himalayan Megaquake | Future Earthquake Potential

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The Himalayas are a hotspot for earthquakes. Using an informative video presentation, viewers learn how scientists reference history and GPS technology to predict future occurrences. The video describes the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 2015 and how it spurred scientists to develop new prediction techniques.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils complete the background reading to prepare for the lesson
  • Follow the video with a class discussion about the significance of the 2015 earthquake
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects an understanding of the layers of Earth's surface
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  • Provides a link to related resources
  • Includes teaching tips to help plan for the lesson
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