Thursday, October 30, 2008

Earthquake Movie

Just found a fabulous Flash Movie on the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, called "Shock Waves."

Click here for a link.

This can be viewed Full Screen and would be wonderful to show on your SmartBoard. Right before I got a SmartBoard in my classroom, I had a computer hooked up to the Internet and a projection machine with a very large screen and I used that in a similar manner.

Would work great either way!

The movie is 46 minutes long. You could show parts each day. Or all at once.

From the USGS Site:

"This 46-minute film includes dramatic historical footage, colorful animations, and interviews with earthquake experts. The catastrophe of the great 1906 quake spurred a century of progress in earthquake science and engineering. Current and future research includes drilling through the San Andreas Fault at depth in the SAFOD Experiment. Learn what you can do to reduce the risk to yourself and family.

Shock Waves received recognition as an outstanding documentary at the 2006 Telly Awards and has been nominated for an Emmy."

CONSIDER THIS: Add this USGS Earthquake Film, "Shock Wave" to your Earthquake Unit.

FUN LINK: Click here for the main USGS video/animation page. Many wonderful things to project on your Smartboard or Big Screen.