Educational resource Taking to the seas to discover how the Earth’s surface moves

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Taking to the seas to discover how the Earth’s surface moves

Associated division
Tectonics and Structural Geology (TS)

Language
English

Age groups
11-15
16-18

Type of activities
Classroom
Home


Description

Although earthquakes are known for being dramatic and, at times, catastrophic, ‘slow slip’ events are more low-profile. Show your students how researchers are trying to understanding more about them and how their findings could improve earthquake forecasting. Included is a summary of a current research project and an interview with Dr Ake Fagereng. The activity sheet includes discussion points (questions that students can answer in groups or individually) and links to find out more about similar research expeditions.