What is an Earthquake?

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Teach earthquakes with our dynamic paper model

Your class will enjoy learning what an earthquake is and why they happen. They will see that they can happen when moving tectonic plates stick together building up pressure. This stress is released as an earthquake.

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Perfect for use in class or for distance learning at home!

First, they make their model of tectonic plates and a city using the colourful parts. Then, they use their model to look at what happens when two tectonic plates slide past each other. Next, they look at when one plate slips below another one.

The model covers: tectonic plates, focus, epicentre, San Andreas fault, 1906 San Francisco earthquake and 2011 Fukushima earthquake in Japan.

Includes full colour Powerpoint class presentation!

Takes about 20 minutes!

Dimensions: 9cm x 8cm / 3.5in x 3in

Download includes: instructions, model templates and Powerpoint presentation.

All you need: paper, scissors and tape

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