Powerpoint files of lectures, including class activities,
developed for Illinois Earthscope teachers’ workshop
February 12-13, 2011 at Illinois State University, organized by R. Nelson.
These lectures are based on
Disaster Deferred: How New Science is Changing Our View of Earthquake Hazards in the Midwest
by S. Stein (Columbia University Press, 2010)
Introduction to Seismology, Earthquakes, and Earth Structure
by S. Stein and M. Wysession (Blackwell Publishing, 2003).
Activity 1.1: Did you feel it?
Activity 1.2: New Madrid versus California
Activity 2.1: If the 1811 earthquake happened today
Activity 2.2: Fault parameters, seismic moment and magnitude
Activity 3.1: Disaster preparation
Activity 3.2: Duct tape response
Activity 3.3: Common concerns
Activity 3.4: Critical thinking
Activity 4.1: Seismic wave speeds
Activity 5.1: GPS clock
Activity 5.2: GPS across the San Andreas
Activity 5.3: Long term slip and earthquake recurrence on the San Andreas
Activity 5.4: Time between earthquakes from paleoseosmology
Activity 5.5: Earthquake prediction
Activity 6.1: Wilson cycle
Activity 6.2: Midcontinent Rift
Activity 7.1: Mystery box
Activity 7.2: Why New Madrid?
Activity 8.1: Booby-trap
Activity 8.2: Complex systems
Activity 9.1: Fermi estimation
Activity 9.2: Time-independent or time-dependent probability
Activity 10.1: Assessing hazards and mitigation measures
Activity 10.2: Talking to your students