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Making Waves: A Study of Earthquakes and Tsunami
Students examine plate tectonics and the causative effect of earthquakes. In 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
Earthquakes: Learn From the Past, Prepare for the Future
Students examine the destruction caused by earthquakes. In this community safety instructional activity, students examine the risk involved in living in an earthquake zone and how to prepare for future earthquakes.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Earthquakes: A Whole Lot of Quakin' Goin" On
High schoolers 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...
9th - 12th Science