I’ve had lots of non-science friends ask me clarifying questions about what they have been hearing and seeing through the media – too bad for them I wasn’t an earth science teacher! I thought I would share some blog posts that have been helpful for me in trying to understand the what, why, and repercussions of the earthquake as well as a couple of posts from the New York Times that include lessons and activities.
You can also do a search in the Middle School Portal 2 Digital Library – you’ll get back resources that right on track for middle school science students.
Please share additional information and resources that have been helpful to you and your students in the comment section.
Japan Struggles to Control Quake-Damaged Nuke Plant – from Wired Science
Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Explained – video from CNN
Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments: Animations from IRIS – includes video
The Japan Earthquake and Tsunami – from NSTA – includes lessons and activities
Teaching Ideas: The Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan – from New York Times Learning Network
20 Ways to Teach About the Disaster Across the Curriculum – from New York Times Learning Network
Building Quake-Resistant Structures in the Classroom – from Middle School Portal 2 blog