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Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) have produced some powerpoint and PDF presentations, posters and animations for educators to help teach students about the Christchurch earthquakes. These resources allow educators to customise the information for their classes.

IRIS produces a set of resources called 'Teachable Moments' for earthquakes greater than approximately magnitude 7.0 around the world. They have published presentations for both the 4 September 2010 and 22 February 2011 earthquakes.

Whilst not strictly space-related, we thought these resources may be useful for New Zealand educators explaining the earthquake.

Sample Slides

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Teachable Moments - 22 February 2011 - Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake in South Island of New Zealand

Document

 

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Presentation (Zipped)

Powerpoint, Zipped

2.51 MB

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Presentation

PDF

1.37 MB

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Teachable Moments - 4 September 2010 - Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake in South Island of New Zealand

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Size

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Presentation with Movies

MS Powerpoint

17.8 MB

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Powerpoint Presentation only

Powerpoint

3.11MB

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Presentation only

PDF

1.91 MB

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Movie: Seismic Wave Propogation

Quicktime

7.14 MB

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Movie: USArray Visualisation

Quicktime

8.38 MB

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More resources for this 'Teachable Moment' are available on their website.

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