You will describe how the Earth’s processes pose risks for Seattle in the future. Because of the extreme Seattle risk, you will pay particular attention to earthquakes and plate tectonics.
Time to Complete
1 to 3 hours
Let’s Get Started
Access the following resources to briefly review some of the geologic processes you’ve learned about before. Write a paragraph for each topic below, explaining and describing the process. Upload your answers using the button at the bottom of the page.PROTECT-L2-Geologic-Processes
Additional short videos about earthquakes and the Earth’s processes can be found at PBS Learning Media.
After viewing the additional resources and then check your understanding.
Which of the Earth’s processes poses the greatest risk to Seattle? Why do you believe this? Use the Notes tool to write your answer.
Let’s Get to Work
Let’s Wrap Up
Use the Notes tool to identify one consequence of earthquakes (or another geologic process) on Seattle that you would like to learn more about and mitigate.
Be sure to upload all of your completed PDFs before moving on to the next lesson.