Richter Scale Teacher Resources

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Students review earthquakes larger than 2.5 that have occurred over a span of several days using a given website reference. In this geology instructional activity, students plot epicenters on a world map and depth of the quake. All necessary websites are given with instructional activity.
Learners simulate the Earth's plates moving like an earthquake by using newspaper and soil. In this earthquake lesson plan, students push and pull the newspaper together that has soil on top and observe what happens.
Students explore Earth science by viewing media files in class. For this earthquakes lesson, students identify the correlation between tsunamis and earthquakes while analyzing video footage in class. Students complete a worksheet based on the forming of a tsunami in the ocean.
Students design and build a vehicle using Lego. In this earth science lesson, students analyze the factors they need to consider when building their vehicles. They present their finished project in class.
Students role play plate tectonics by creating a "plate statue" made up of students. In this earth science lesson, students describe how Earth's movement cause earthquakes and volcanoes. They draw and name the different layers of the Earth.
Students consider how the tension of a rubber band relates to the stress build-up in earthquakes. They conduct research and write fictional television coverage about a Pacific Northwest town that is hit by an earthquake.
In this math worksheet, learners organize data into stem and leaf plots. They select the correct stem to use to organize the data. Students analyze the data on a given stem and leaf plot.
Learners complete a variety of activities as they explore the Canadian Red Cross emergency preparedness program for youth, ages 12-13.
Eighth graders watch the "Earth, the Environment & Beyond" video on earthquakes. Take notes and give an oral summary. They build a working, two dimensional model of a strike-slip, thrust, or normal fault.
Young scholars simulate the three types of plate boundaries using robots. In this earth science lesson plan, students explain how earthquakes and volcanoes are formed. They collect real-world earthquake data and plot them on the map.
Students plot the earthquake epicenter data on the base map of the North Atlantic ocean floor using different symbols or colors to characterize different values.
Students use the encyclopedia sources on the computer or in the library to research the historic sites and history of Mexico City. They make notes of what they find to be the most interesting for their visit. They make a large map of the city to mark the places they would especially like to see.
Pupils study what earthquakes are and why they happen. In this earthquake lesson, students pretend they in an earthquake. They learn the associated vocabulary and listen to a demonstration lesson in which the teacher explains the layers of the earth using food items.
In this Regents High School Examination worksheet, learners listen to a passage and answer comprehension questions.  Students also write an essay in response to the passage.
Students explore how the recent earthquake in Pakistan has resulted in temporary diplomacy between Pakistan and India.
In this explosions worksheet, students review some of the most powerful explosions that have taken place around the world throughout history. This worksheet has 17 short answer questions.
In this "Dante's Peak" movie worksheet, students watch the movie and read the explanations of research geologists to understand what is artistic license and what is scientific fact.

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