Why do earthquakes happen? Where do they happen? What causes one earthquake to be devastating when others can barely be felt? Students experiment with models and collect data.
This program takes place in the Watershed Lab in the Earth Science Exhibit Hall, and features the Science On a Sphere exhibit. Combine this program with a field trip to the museum.
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Interaction and Change:
Compare and contrast the changes in the surface of Earth that are due to slow and rapid processes.
Describe the processes of Earth’s geosphere and the resulting major geological events.
Explain how Earth’s atmosphere, geosphere, and hydrosphere change over time and at varying rates. Explain techniques used to elucidate the history of events on Earth.
Use the data collected from a scientific investigation to explain the results and draw conclusions.
Summarize the results from a scientific investigation and use the results to respond to the question being tested.
Identify patterns in data that support a reasonable explanation for the results of an investigation or experiment and communicate findings using graphs, charts, maps, models, and oral and written reports.
Explain the reasons why similar investigations may have different results.
Organize and display relevant data, construct an evidence-based explanation of the results of an investigation, and communicate the conclusions.
Organize, display, and analyze relevant data, construct an evidence-based explanation of the results of an investigation, and communicate the conclusions including possible sources of error.
Organize, display, and analyze relevant data, construct an evidence-based explanation of the results of a scientific investigation, and communicate the conclusions including possible sources of error. Suggest new investigations based on analysis of results.
Analyze data and identify uncertainties. Draw a valid conclusion, explain how it is supported by the evidence, and communicate the findings of a scientific investigation.
Describe examples of how engineers have created inventions that address human needs and aspirations.