What Happened To This Car?

On June 7, 1692, at 11:43 am, the Jamaican city of Port Royal sank into the harbor, killing more than 2,000 people. The video explains this disaster and others that were caused by liquefaction, describes the conditions required, and shares photos of the resulting quick sand disasters.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Research which areas are at high risk for liquefaction
  • Discuss what can be done to prevent liquefaction or what to do if you are on top of ground that liquifies
Classroom Considerations
  • Remember to preview any comments that show when displaying the video for your pupils
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Works well in a traditional or a flipped classroom
  • Offers subtitles in Arabic and English for easier note taking
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