Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pakistan earthquake - a teachable moment

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For better of for worse, major earthquakes make us wonder about this geophysical phenomenon. Educators can use these events in the news to help their students think about science. So let's try a few entries focused on the Pakistani earthquake.

First, a seismogram (the record) from the Lamont-Doherty seismograph (the instrument) in Palisades, NY.

Where can you get this seismogram? What can you do with it? What can you learn from it? Stay tuned for subsequent posts.

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