Richter Scale Teacher Resources
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Beyond Chopsticks and Rice
Students explore the stereotypical American images of China. In this English and World History lesson, students read a novel to become familiar with China and its people. Students research various events in China's history and report their findings to the class.
8th English Language Arts
The Dynamic Earth
Learners 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
How do we measure global earthquakes?
Students 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
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
Students examine the devastation caused by the tsunami of 2005. In this current events instructional activity, students consider the effects of natural disasters as they research tsunamis and the worldwide response to the December 26, 2005 tsunami.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History