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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
Making Waves: A Study of Earthquakes and Tsunami
Students examine plate tectonics and the causative effect of earthquakes. In this tectonics lesson plan 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
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
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.
5th - 6th Language Arts 77 Views 593 Downloads
Endangered Giant Pandas
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.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 15 Views 116 Downloads
In this log applications worksheet, students solve and complete 10 different word problems that include various logarithms. First, they determine the number of years it takes an object if compounded continuously at a given rate. Then, students determine the number of decibels of sound if given the log.
12th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
Regents High School Examination
In this secondary mathematics worksheet, students 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.
11th - 12th Math 3 Views 21 Downloads
Earthquakes Study Guide
In this earthquakes learning exercise, 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.
8th - 11th Science 5 Views 125 Downloads
Outreach in the Aftermath
Students investigate types of aid needed to help Turkey recover and rebuild in the wake of a devastating earthquake on August 17, 1999. They create a plan for a fundraiser or project that they can do to offer assistance to victims of this disaster.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Front Page News
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.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Earthquakes: Learn From the Past, Prepare for the Future
High schoolers examine the destruction caused by earthquakes. In this community safety lesson, students examine the risk involved in living in an earthquake zone and how to prepare for future earthquakes.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 30 Downloads
Earthquakes: A Whole Lot of Quakin' Goin" On
Students develop Modified Mercalli Intensity values for a written description of an earthquake. They map MMi values and defend their decisions where to place them on a large-scale zip code map. They define how measures of magnitude and intensity are applied to earthquakes.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads