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Hannah, Jessika, and Glen


Morgan County Board of Education, Eva School


This podcast explores the prevention, causes, and results of earthquakes and tsunamis. It specifically talks about S-Waves and P-Waves. This podcast is aligned to the 6th grade Lab 12.1 in the Carolina Catastrophic Events lab book. Pictures and diagrams are from this lab book. It is interactive and funny for kids, but informational for older people.

Length: 08:18

Content Areas: Science, Social Studies

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SS2010 (7) Geography
3. Compare geographic patterns in the environment that result from processes within the atmosphere, biosphere, lithosphere, and hydrosphere of Earth's physical systems.
  • Comparing Earth-Sun relationships regarding seasons, fall hurricanes, monsoon rainfalls, and tornadoes
  • Explaining processes that shape the physical environment, including long-range effects of extreme weather phenomena
  • Examples: processes—plate tectonics, glaciers, ocean and atmospheric circulation, El Niño
    long-range effects—erosion on agriculture, typhoons on coastal ecosystems
  • Describing characteristics and physical processes that influence the spatial distribution of ecosystems and biomes on Earth's surface
  • Comparing how ecosystems vary from place to place and over time
  • Examples: place to place—differences in soil, climate, and topography
    over time—alteration or destruction of natural habitats due to effects of floods and forest fires, reduction of species diversity due to loss of natural habitats, reduction of wetlands due to replacement by farms, reduction of forest and farmland due to replacement by housing developments, reduction of previously cleared land due to reforestation efforts
  • Comparing geographic issues in different regions that result from human and natural processes
  • Examples: human—increase or decrease in population, land-use change in tropical forests
    natural—hurricanes, tsunamis, tornadoes, floods


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