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Richter Scale Teacher Resources
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In this secondary mathematics worksheet, learners are presented with questions indicative of those on the Regents high school examination. The twenty-four page worksheet contains a combination of thirty-four multiple choice and free response questions. Answers are not provided.
Students investigate what can be done to reduce vulnerability to communities threatened by earthquakes and tsunamis. In this natural hazards lesson plan, students explain the causes of earthquakes and tsunamis and define terms associated with these hazards. They compare and contrast "risk" and "vulnerability" and they describe mitigation activities for earthquakes and tsunamis.
After reading an article on earthquakes and tsunamis, students answer a series of multiple choice questions about what they have learned. All answers can be found within the article, making this a good way to prepare for reading comprehension questions on a standardized test - or just a good way to practice reading skills.
In this giant panda worksheet, students read and complete 5 pages of information and activities pertaining to the giant panda. Students study maps of the area, read fun facts about pandas, cut and paste life cycle sequencing, and read paragraphs about the endangered panda. There is not much for students to do but a great deal of information is presented.
Students write original earthquake articles typically found on the front page of a newspaper. Each student has the freedom to write in a variety of writing styles (lead story, human interest story, editorials, etc.). They research information on earthquakes and then create their story lines.
In this earthquakes worksheet, students answer questions about the components of earthquakes, the causes of earthquakes, how they are measured, the types of seismic waves and the types of faults. They also answer questions about the types of collisions and specific fault zones found in the United States.