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Chapter 7: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
In this exponent and logarithm activity, learners convert equations from logarithm form to exponent form. They solve exponential equations and examine the graphs. This 22-page activity contains notes and approximately 10 example problems.
10th - 11th Math
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
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,...
10th - Higher Ed Science