In this lesson students examine ways in which scientists and engineers use warning systems and new building constructions to more effectively prepare for earthquakes.
Discuss with students what can be done to better prepare for earthquakes.
Define the occupations of geoscientists, geologists and engineers.
- Divide the class into groups and ask the groups to research information about the:
- role geoscientists play in studying earthquakes
- prediction and warning systems currently in use
- engineering solutions used to design buildings that can withstand earthquakes.
- Hold a class discussion to share research findings.
- Consider how scientists and engineers work together to develop solutions so we can be better prepared for earthquakes.
Engage students in the disaster simulation game Stop disasters! to assess risk and limit damage due to a disaster.