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Earthquakes: Getting Ready For The Big One
Students devise a plan to prepare a city for an earthquake. In this activity 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 10 Views 29 Downloads
Compound Words and Earthquakes
Challenge your class members to create new compound words. After examining compound words associated with earthquakes, groups select a topic that has some local connection, brainstorm a list of associated words, and invent new compound words for their topic.
8th Language Arts 19 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
For this earthquakes and volcanoes worksheet, students will review how volcanoes are formed and where they are found. Students will describe earthquakes and their magnitudes. Students will use a table to answer questions about tsunamis. This worksheet has 7 fill in the blank, 10 true or false, and 5 short answer questions.
6th - 12th Science 22 Views 152 Downloads
Mercalli Scale Illustrated
Learners 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 lesson, 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 lesson, 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 4 Views 31 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 21 Views 52 Downloads
Good Old Earth Materials
Students investigate different types of building structures and how they are able to stand up to earthquakes. Through comparison they determine which buildings are better able to handle earthquakes than others. They create a building, based on specific parameters, out of material assigned to them.
K - 4th Science 16 Views 75 Downloads
The Power of pH: Changing Ocean Chemistry
Did you know that driving 2,500 miles results in an entire ton of carbon emissions added to the atmosphere? This tidbit and others on how carbon dioxide is also increasing in ocean water are the focus of a powerful lesson. Participants are introduced to ocean acidification with a video, and then they carry out two investigations that will reveal the increasing pH of the world's oceans.
9th - 12th Science 13 Views 40 Downloads
Earthquakes and Tectonic Plates
Here is a comprehensive package in which middle schoolers learn about types of seismic waves, triangulation, and tectonic plate boundaries. Complete vocabulary, colorful maps, and a worksheet are included via links on the webpage. You will need to have some Slinky® spring toys on hand to demonstrate P and S waves, and a way to project the accompanying maps.
6th - 7th Science 51 Views 41 Downloads
Environmental Agents of Mathematics: Mathematics for Change
High schoolers analyze environmental science data using Math. They do research about renewable energy, gather data, create graphs and interpret their findings. Then the group presents their arguments persuasively using their findings to support their position.
9th - 10th Math 9 Views 128 Downloads
Current Earthquake Activity
Fifth graders record any earthquake activity throughout the school year on various maps. In groups, they identify a map locating the points given to them by their teacher. To end the lesson, they add the date, strength and damage to each report using the internet to research the information.
5th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
National Tragedy, Global Response
Students explore how different people on local, national and international levels respond to a destructive natural disaster and the needs of its victims and how various facets of the media cover such an event. The August 1999 earthquake is a case study.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 36 Downloads