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1 How Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Landslides Change the Earth’s Surface Earth’s Changes

2 Some Processes that Change the Earth VolcanoLandslide Earthquake

3 Volcanoes Change the Earth Volcanic activity is one of the many ways that the Earth’s surface changes over time.

4 Earthquakes Change the Earth Earthquakes are another way the surface of the Earth changes.

5 Landslides Change the Earth Landslides make changes to the Earth, too.

6 Earth Changes Can Look Different Change caused by lava flow. Change caused by lava flow with steam, cinder, pumice and ash. Change caused by cinder, pumice, ash explosions. Volcanoes produce gasses, liquids and solids released from inside the Earth.

7 Earth Changes Can Look Different These pictures show the same road. What inferences can you make about the causes of each change? What earth changes do you observe in each picture?

8 Earth Changes Can Look Different Earthquakes under the ocean can cause tsunamis. Earthquakes can leave a scarp, a visible cut in the earth. Earthquakes can cause damage in populated areas. Earthquakes cause the Earth’s surface to shake, roll, and heave.

9 Landslide caused by water-soaked soil. Rock breaking away from a hillside. Earthquakes cause some landslides. Landslides cause rocks, soil and debris to suddenly slide down a slope. Earth Changes Can Look Different

10 What three processes change the Earth’s surface? VolcanoLandslide Earthquake

11 Changing the Earth’s Surface While in most places the Earth changes very, very slowly, this change can happen rapidly and violently.

12 Photograph Sources United States Geological Survey United States Geological Survey United States Forest Service United States Forest Service Georgia Boatman Georgia Boatman Neptune.Com Neptune.Com

13 Credits The Earth Changes Lessons were developed by Erika Barrom and Susan Garrison, Sunnyside School District Vicki Mitchell and Georgia Boatman, Kennewick School District Jennifer Rieke, Art and Science Educator Peggy Willcuts, Walla Walla School District Karen Wieda, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory This project was made possible with funds from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists. The project also would not have been successful without the tremendous effort put forth by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA scientists who gave their knowledge, spirit, passion and patience to this project.


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