Title

Engaging Students in Earthquakes via Real-Time Data and Decisions

Document Type

Article

Department or Administrative Unit

Geological Sciences

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

The topic of earthquakes appears in virtually all introductory undergraduate geoscience courses. Most students entering these courses already have some knowledge of earthquakes and why they occur, but that knowledge often derives from the most recent event in the news and can therefore be biased toward the most destructive earthquakes. In addition, students arrive at college with misconceptions, perhaps picked up from erroneous or poorly presented media coverage. These misconceptions can go unchecked or even be reinforced by introductory textbooks, most of which contain errors and oversimplifications about earthquake processes.

Comments

Please note: Due to copyright restrictions, this article is not available for free download through ScholarWorks @ CWU.

Journal

Science

Rights

Copyright © 2012 American Association for the Advancement of Science