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Did You Feel That?

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In the midst of a busy school day, nature provided Fire Island students with a rare and unexpected teaching opportunity on April 5. A 4.8 earthquake left students in awe and teachers poised to turn the moment into a valuable learning experience.

The priority of the Woodhull School was to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and faculty. Once workspaces were reset, the third and fourth grade students delved deeper into the science of earthquakes. They visited the United Stated Geological Survey website to learn about earthquakes, fault lines and seismic activity. Utilizing the resources available, they eagerly absorbed information about Earth’s dynamic processes and the factors that contribute to seismic events. They also registered their experience using the Felt Report, a feature on the website. By actively participating in this data collection process, the students gained firsthand insight into the importance of monitoring and reporting seismic activity.

Date Added: 4/8/2024