STUDENT ACTIVITY: Tectonic jigsaw puzzles - In this activity, students turn a map of the Earth into puzzle pieces to investigate tectonic plates.

STUDENT ACTIVITY: Tectonic jigsaw puzzles - In this activity, students turn a map of the Earth into puzzle pieces to investigate tectonic plates.

A Planet Earth and Beyond resource for NZ Curriculum levels 1 and 2. Discover why New Zealand is home to so many earthquakes and volcanoes.

A Planet Earth and Beyond resource for NZ Curriculum levels 1 and 2. Discover why New Zealand is home to so many earthquakes and volcanoes.

INFO SHEET: Faults - This article is about how a fault is a fracture in the earth’s crust where the rock mass on either side has been displaced. Earthquakes occur on active fault lines.

INFO SHEET: Faults - This article is about how a fault is a fracture in the earth’s crust where the rock mass on either side has been displaced. Earthquakes occur on active fault lines.

INFO SHEET: Moulding the Earth -  During tectonic plate movements, strain is placed on the land around us. The strained materials deform in one way or another as energy is released by earthquakes, faults and folds. These forces change the landscape.

INFO SHEET: Moulding the Earth - During tectonic plate movements, strain is placed on the land around us. The strained materials deform in one way or another as energy is released by earthquakes, faults and folds. These forces change the landscape.

STUDENT ACTIVITY: Tectonic sandwiches - In this activity, students make sandwiches to investigate tectonic plate boundaries and how they move during an earthquake.

STUDENT ACTIVITY: Tectonic sandwiches - In this activity, students make sandwiches to investigate tectonic plate boundaries and how they move during an earthquake.

INFO SHEET: Canterbury earthquakes

INFO SHEET: Canterbury earthquakes

STUDENT ACTIVITY: In this activity, students use maps to plot a graph of earthquakes under New Zealand to show the shape of the North Island subduction zone and compare this to the distribution of earthquakes in the South Island.

STUDENT ACTIVITY: In this activity, students use maps to plot a graph of earthquakes under New Zealand to show the shape of the North Island subduction zone and compare this to the distribution of earthquakes in the South Island.

STUDENT ACTIVITY: In this activity, students make and/or observe two 3D moving models of the different tectonic plate boundaries under the North and South Islands representing the North Island subduction zone and the South Island Alpine Fault.

STUDENT ACTIVITY: In this activity, students make and/or observe two 3D moving models of the different tectonic plate boundaries under the North and South Islands representing the North Island subduction zone and the South Island Alpine Fault.

INTERACTIVE TIMELINE: A look at some of the historical aspects of Earthquakes.

INTERACTIVE TIMELINE: A look at some of the historical aspects of Earthquakes.

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