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Vatnajökull National Park: Learning Module

Themes: Climate Change, Elements of Geology, Natural Hazards,
Countries: iceland 
Attachments: documents(1) 

A collaboration between the Earthquake Centre at Kópasker and the Visitor Centre of Vatnajökull  National Park in Ásbyrgi, with the assistance of teacher in Öxafjarðarskóli (An elementary school in the municipality of Norðurþing)

The Earthquake Centre at Kópasker and the Visitor Centre (Gljúfrastofa) of Vatnajökull National Park in Ásbyrgi, with the assistance of teachers from Öxafjarðarskóli, have made an Earthquake educational project for Elementary Schools.

The project involves a visit to both of these Centres, with the main emphasis on earthquakes and especially on the earthquake that struck Kópasker on January 13th 1976. In addition, there will be educational information about other geological phenomena in the vicinity of Kópasker and Ásbyrgi.

The project involves a one-day visit to the two Centers. The employees at the Centers will guide the students around their exhibition, inform them about earthquakes and volcanic activities and then the pupils have to solve certain tasks. Prior to and following the visit, teachers have to prepare their students for the visit and process it when back in the class room again.

Learning Resources

> Download Introduction to an Educational Earthquake