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The Dynamic Earth
Young scholars use the Internet to investigate earthquakes and plate tectonics. In this plate tectonics lesson, students complete a web quest with multiple links and activity types relating to earthquakes and volcanoes. They connect the earthquake and volcano activity worldwide with plate boundaries.
6th - 12th Science 7 Views 49 Downloads
Earthquake, Earthquake, Read All About It!
Students utilize the U.S. Geological Service web site. They research the various types of scales used to measure earthquakes and classify different situations on the scale. They write a story about a town that has just experienced a quake.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
How do we measure global earthquakes?
Young scholars examine three seismograms of a recent South American earthquake recorded by USGS stations. They measure the S-P distance and use a P and S wave travel-time graph to find the epicenter distance for each seismogram. In addition, they use distance to find the epicenter of the earthquake.
10th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
Students investigate why natural catastrophes occur around the world and the results of such catastrophes. They investigate how people recover from catastrophes and can they be prevented. Students create their own work of art depicting a form of catastrophe.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 29 Downloads
Students examine the devastation caused by the tsunami of 2005. In this current events lesson plan, students consider the effects of natural disasters as they research tsunamis and the worldwide response to the December 26, 2005 tsunami. Students discuss implementing service projects to raise money for the victims.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 17 Downloads
Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Young scholars describe what an earthquake is and how seismic waves impact us. In this earthquake lesson students get into groups and create a building that is designed to put up with an earthquake then see which ones hold up the best.
6th - 10th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads