Earthquakes and Volcanoes » Movies, presentations and worksheets

1a) An introduction to earthquakes and volcanoes- movie image

1a) An introduction to earthquakes and volcanoes- movie

This movie helps to introduce the topic and give pupils a flavour of things to come. It also helps them to revisit prior learning. To enlarge the video click the tab in the bottom right hand corner.  

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1b) An introduction to earthquakes and volcanoes- presentation image

1b) An introduction to earthquakes and volcanoes- presentation

This presentation introduces the hazards, and looks at the make up of the Earth. It also looks at the distribution of these hazards.

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1c) An introduction to earthquakes and volcanoes- distribution worksheet  image

1c) An introduction to earthquakes and volcanoes- distribution worksheet

This worksheet accompanies the introductory resources. It gets pupils thinking about the distribution of tectonic hazards and the reasons why.

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2a) Earthquakes- Movie image

2a) Earthquakes- Movie

This movie provides a more an depth look at earthquakes as a hazard, looking at causes and effects. To play the movie full screen, click the tab in the bottom right hand corner.

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2b) Earthquakes- presentation image

2b) Earthquakes- presentation

This presentation defines earthquakes and looks at the causes, effects and measurement of earthquakes.

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2c) Earthquakes- worksheet image

2c) Earthquakes- worksheet

This worksheet gets pu[pils thinking about the causes and effects of earthquakes, and accompanies the earthquakes movie and presentation nicely.

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2d) Earthquakes- Kobe earthquake movie image

2d) Earthquakes- Kobe earthquake movie

This movie focusses on the damage caused in the 1995 Kobe earthquake. It looks at how both the primary and secondary effects caused extensive damage in the city. To enlarge the movie click the tab in the bottom right hand corner.

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2e) Japan earthquake and tsunami- 2011 image

2e) Japan earthquake and tsunami- 2011

This presentation focuses on the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. It includes video footage of the disaster. If your school servers stop the video from running properly, then use the BBC's coverage as an alternative.

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3a) Comparing earthquakes- presentation image

3a) Comparing earthquakes- presentation

This presentation compares the earthquake that occurred Northridge, California, USA in 1994, with the earthquake that occurred in Bam, Iran in 2003. This should highlight the impact that earthquakes have in LEDCs as opposed to MEDCs. Simply..

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3b) Comparing earthquakes- worksheet image

3b) Comparing earthquakes- worksheet

This worksheet accompanies the comparing earthquakes presentation, allowing pupils to make their own comparison and draw their own conclusions.

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4) Preparing for earthquakes- survival bag presentation image

4) Preparing for earthquakes- survival bag presentation

This presentation gets pupils thinking about the way in which MEDCs prepare for the possibility of an earthquake. It asks pupils to think about what they would keep in an earthquake survival bag, and the reasons why.

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5a) Volcanoes- movie image

5a) Volcanoes- movie

This movie introduces volcanoes and includes USGS footage of eruptions and lava flow. It helps to introduce volcanoes to learners whilst recapping upon their prior learning. To enlarge the video click the tab in the bottom right hand corner.

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5b) Volcanoes- presentation image

5b) Volcanoes- presentation

This presentation looks at the internal structure of a volcano. It also looks at different types of volcanoes and the differing states that they can be in.

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5c) Volcanoes- worksheet image

5c) Volcanoes- worksheet

This worksheet accompanies the volcanoes movie and presentation, gets pupils thinking about the dangers that active and dormant volcanoes possess.

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6) Mt St Helens- presentation image

6) Mt St Helens- presentation

This short presentation provides pupils with a look at how Mt St Helens appearance would have looked before and after the 1981 eruption.

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