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In On Shaky Ground: Building a Safer Future in Haiti, a team of scientists go to Port-au-Prince ten months after the devastating earthquake to create a soil map and help guide reconstruction efforts.

This feature can be used to illustrate the process of science. It shows scientists investigating the question of why some areas in the city of Port-au-Prince were hit the hardest during the 2010 earthquake. (Read more about The Scientific Process.)

This Classroom Discussion Activity can be used to connect your students to the process of science, highlight overarching scientific themes, and enhance comprehension of the story.