Give examples of how the surface of the earth changes due to slow processes such as erosion and weathering, and rapid processes such as landslides, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes.
Open any science book and you'll find plenty of ideas for modeling erosion and weathering. One of my favorite things to do is take students outside after a heavy rain and look for signs of erosion, weathering, and deposition. But, none of this makes the STEM and career connections I want to afford my students.
I specifically wanted to stay away from the typical, "let's make a volcano" that isn't really a volcano but more of a chemical reaction (vinegar/baking soda) experiment. So I went looking for something specifically geared toward an interactive simulation of an earthquake.
I found just what I was looking for (and then some) at Teach Engineering.
I have a feeling I will be referencing this website a LOT! They have tons of great ideas for…