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Teachable Moment: 4.4 Magnitude Earthquakes in East TN
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Good morning, friends and colleagues. You may have heard that two 4.4 magnitude earthquakes struck our little corner of the world early this morning. Many of you have earth science standards that deal with changes in the natural environment, interpreting maps, and patterns. This morning's earthquakes provide an excellent opportunity for you to challenge your students with rigor and relevance. The article on the WBIR website has two maps just waiting to be analyzed for patterns and conclusions shared using science writing. You will find the article at

Dr. David Freeman, STEM/Science Coordinator

Jefferson County Schools