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Shake it up with Seismographs!
Shake things up in your STEM or earth science classroom when you have small groups construct their own seismographs. A reading assignment on the history of seismographs, the Richter scale, and current technology sets the stage for the engineering design project.
3rd - 12th Science 24 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
In this earthquakes worksheet, students learn about the measurements of earthquakes on the Richter scale. They answer six questions about the magnitudes and sizes of earthquakes using two tables of data about earthquakes and the Richter scale.
8th - 10th Science 29 Views 126 Downloads
In this Earth exponential learning exercise, students identify and complete 6 different problems that include the strength of earthquakes on Earth. First, they define Richter scale and what it measures. Then, students complete the chart shown to get a sense of how the Richter scale operates.
7th - 8th Math 3 Views 12 Downloads
Comparing the New Madrid and San Andreas Fault Zones
In this faults activity, students use an earthquake reference sheet to find the numbers for a modified Mercalli and Richter scale. They compare the San Andreas Fault zone and the New Madrid fault zone on the United States map. They answer questions about liquefaction and subsidence.
7th - 10th Science 3 Views 38 Downloads
How Do We Measure Earthquakes?
How is the magnitude of an earthquake measured? How is the intensity of an earthquake measured? What is amplitude in relation to an earthquake? In what country was the largest magnitude earthquake? There is a wealth of information about earthquakes and your learners will definitely want to use their calculators to figure out the answer to some of the questions.
7th - 12th Math 30 Views 79 Downloads
Evaluating an Illinois Earthquake
Middle schoolers develp an awareness of the frequency of earthquakes in Illinois, and throughout the midwestern states. They study a map that shows the distribution of earthquakes in the region, and view Richter scale data for each occurrence.
7th - 8th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Students investigate earthquakes and describe the interactions inside the Earth that cause them to occur. Then they research the equipment and systems for detection and measurement of earthquakes. Students also build and engage in a working simulation of a seismograph.
1st - 12th Science 6 Views 17 Downloads
Types And Magnitudes Of Earthquakes
Students investigate the concept of earthquakes and the different types of magnitudes. They research the Richter scale and how it is used to measure the intensities of earthquakes. Students then apply the concept by completing a worksheet to practice it.
6th - 12th Science 8 Views 79 Downloads
Earth Science: Richter Scale
Fourth graders explore Earth science by conducting an impact experiment outside of class. In this earthquake lesson, 4th graders identify the grading system of earthquakes which is referred to as the Richter scale. Students utilize a box of popcorn and drop it from different distances and measure the scattering of the popcorn to simulate the Richter scale measurement.
4th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Comparing Richter and Mercalli Scales
In this Richter and Mercalli scale learning exercise, students answer questions about these two types of scales and how to read each. They answer questions about the Mercalli scale and Richter scale given percentages and magnitudes of earthquakes.
8th - 10th Science 8 Views 35 Downloads
New Review Youth Emergency Preparedness
What is an emergency, why is preparing for one important, and how can your pupils help others prepare for an emergency? Answer these questions and more with a short unit. Learners will participate in a variety of collaborative, inquiry-based, and hands-on activities to learn about disaster preparedness.
6th - 8th Science 70 Views 47 Downloads CCSS: Designed
In this plotting earthquake data worksheet, learners use a large world map and given web sites showing the latitude and longitude for the epicenter of recent earthquakes around the world. Students plot 2 weeks of earthquake data indicating the epicenter of each earthquake.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 36 Downloads
Applications of Exponential Functions
Exponential functions are the name of the game. Young mathematicians can work through each of the eight worksheets by evaluating functions, applying logarithms, completing logarithmic functions, and building inverse functions. This would be a great set of worksheets to accompany an entire chapter.
10th - 12th Math 50 Views 292 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Breaking News English: Earthquake in Pakistan
In this earthquake in Pakistan learning exercise, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about an earthquake in Pakistan.
5th - 10th Language Arts 11 Views 8 Downloads
Breaking News English: Tsunamis
In this tsunamis worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about tsunamis.
5th - 10th Science 14 Views 12 Downloads