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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
Outreach in the Aftermath
Learners 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 Study Guide
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.
8th - 11th Science 3 Views 123 Downloads
Earthquakes: Learn From the Past, Prepare for the Future
Students examine the destruction caused by earthquakes. For 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 6 Views 28 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
Dark Skies: Volcanic Contribution to Climate Change
Young scholars examine how volcanic eruptions affect global climate. They listen to first-hand accounts of the effects of a large volcanic eruption and illustrate a landscape to show understanding. They experiment with the loss of light and create a graph.
4th - 7th Science 3 Views 10 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
Natural Hazards-Are You Ready to Shake?
Young scholars 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.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 20 Downloads
Mathematics Lesson for Grade 12
Twelfth graders examine multiple aspects of statistics. In this mathematical reasoning lesson, 12th graders solve problems on probability, logarithms, exponential relationships and transforming rectilinear shapes. This resource contains several lessons which include extensions, vocabulary, and related activities.
12th Math 3 Views 15 Downloads
Shake It Up with Scatterplots
Students identify how to use a scatterplot to compare two sets of data to determine if they are related. Then they identify and describe the definition of regression line (the "line of best fit"). Students also identify how scientists and actuaries use math and data to study earthquake probability.
6th - 8th Math 4 Views 18 Downloads
Students discuss a natural disaster. In this earthquakes research activity, students discover why earthquakes happen, what happens after an earthquake, and what to do during an earthquake. They discuss some information as a class and work in small groups to find answers to earthquake questions on the internet.
3rd - 6th Science 8 Views 59 Downloads