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Breaking News English: Tsunamis
In this tsunamis instructional activity, 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 9 Views 9 Downloads
Earthquakes: Getting Ready For The Big One
Young scholars devise a plan to prepare a city for an earthquake. In this lesson on earthquakes, students differentiate between the different types of earthquakes, examine the impact they can have on a city, and write a proposal on how to better prepare a city for an earthquake.
6th - 8th Science 9 Views 28 Downloads
Mercalli Scale Illustrated
Students study the Mercalli Scale and analyze how it is used to rate earthquakes. They construct a booklet with drawings that represent each rating of the scale. They study why engineers develop rating scales for earthquakes.
3rd - 5th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 0 Downloads
Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Students investigate the use of ratios in scale drawings on maps. In this middle school mathematics instructional activity, students use ratio and proportion to determine distances between two points on a map. Students interpret information from seismographic graphs.
7th - 8th Math 3 Views 1 Download
Magnitude of Earthquakes
Students investigate the causes and effects of earthquakes and investigate their magnitude. In this earthquakes instructional activity, students study the Richter Scale and measure it as it relates to the energy released by an earthquake. Students work in groups to investigate specific questions and present their findings.
3rd - 6th Science 3 Views 31 Downloads
Discovering Math Concepts in Advanced Algebra
Students explore the concept of Chinese contributions in mathematics. In this Chinese contributions in mathematics lesson, students research Chinese achievements in mathematics. Students solve 3x3 systems of equations using the method they found in their research.
10th - 12th Math 3 Views 12 Downloads
Earthquakes and Seismic Waves
Students investigate the Richter scale and seismology in a teacher-led lab in which they are introduced to the concept of seismic waves and epicenter location. They further investigate the inner workings of a seismograph and practice using the circular intercept technique to find the epicenter of an earthquake.
9th - 10th Science 3 Views 13 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 43 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Earthquakes and Seismic Waves
In this earthquake worksheet, students compare and contrast the different types of seismic waves and determine how earthquakes are measured. This worksheet has 1 multiple choice, 3 matching, 3 fill in the blank, and 8 short answer questions.
6th - 10th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
GED Vocabulary: Earth and Space Science
In this earth and space science GED worksheet, high schoolers complete a crossword puzzle given 7 clues about topics such as earthquakes, the Milky Way Galaxy and weathering and erosion. Students are given a word bank to use to complete the crossword puzzle.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
What are Earthquakes?
Here is a scientific presentation of earthquakes. The elastic rebound theory is explained, as well as the different types of waves and how they are measured. Just a note: Slide number 15 has a diagram that is upside down. Enable editing and it is easily remedied, making this a useful PowerPoint for your middle to high school earth science curriculum.
7th - 12th Science 19 Views 50 Downloads
A Whole Lot of Shakin' Goin' On!
Learners gather data about the 1906 and 1989 earthquakes, make comparisons between the two, and determine the factors that influence the amount of shaking that occurs in an area due to an earthquake. They identify that the distance is measured both horizontally and vertically and that soft rocks amplify shaking, while locations on hard bedrock shake less.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads