Richter Scale Teacher Resources
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Amidst the Rubble of Ruined Cities
Students, in committees, develop and propose solutions to rebuild various elements of Colombia's infrastructure in the wake of the January 25, 1999 earthquake, as well as compare and contrast the earthquake's affects on Colombia to an earthquake in Los Angeles.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Histograms Manage a Flood of Data
In this histograms manage a flood of data worksheet, students read an explanation, observe a table of information, use information in the table to complete the histogram, and answer word problems. Students write answers to six questions.
5th - 6th Math 33 Views 112 Downloads
In this earthquakes worksheet, students define where earthquakes occur and why they mostly occur along crustal plate boundaries in the Pacific. Then they describe where an earthquake begins and what measures the distance to the earthquake's epicenter.
10th - 11th Science 15 Views 140 Downloads
Earthquakes and Seismic Waves
Young scholars explore earthquakes and seismic waves. They investigate how energy is released in the subsurface to create seismic waves. Students explore the inner workings of a seismograph and how they are used to determine the location of an earthquake.
4th - 9th Science 3 Views 34 Downloads
Students examine terminology related to the study of volcanoes, geology, or the ecosystems that surround them. They make note of key words while reading exhibits, interpretive signs, or labels, or hearing them from each other, their teacher, movies or rangers.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
DVD: America's Tsunamis- Are We Next?
Do you plan to get your scientists engaged in the power of nature with the documentary: America's Tsunami-- Are We Next? If so, this 37-question viewing guide will keep your scholars attentive as they record pertinent details such as, "How far inland did the Tsunami reach in Indonesia?
5th - 7th Science 3 Views 39 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 4 Views 14 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
Modeling Natural Disaster with Mathematical Functions
Ninth graders investigate the functional relationship of different environmental phenomena. In this math lesson, 9th graders create models of various natural disasters. They use logarithmic and exponential functions to interpret population growth.
9th Math 7 Views 47 Downloads
Earthquake Proof Structures
Eighth graders build a structure that is able to withstand a simulated earthquake. They research earthquakes, earthquake measurement, and society's preparation for and reaction to them. Pupils build models and present them to the class, along with their research.
8th Science 4 Views 41 Downloads
Making Waves: A Study of Earthquakes and Tsunami
Students examine plate tectonics and the causative effect of earthquakes. For this tectonics lesson students differentiate between the types of energy waves that cause earthquakes and tsunamis and how waves travel at different speeds.
10th - 12th Science 18 Views 40 Downloads