Seismology Teacher Resources
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Earthquakes and Seismic Waves
Students explore earthquakes and seismic waves. They investigate how energy is released in the subsurface to create seismic waves. Students explore the inner workings of a seismograph and how they are used to determine the location of an earthquake.
4th - 9th Science 3 Views 34 Downloads
Earthquakes and Seismic Waves
Students investigate the Richter scale and seismology in a teacher-led lab in which they are introduced to the concept of seismic waves and epicenter location. They further investigate the inner workings of a seismograph and practice using the circular intercept technique to find the epicenter of an earthquake.
9th - 10th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
Making Waves: A Study of Earthquakes and Tsunami
Students examine plate tectonics and the causative effect of earthquakes. In this tectonics lesson plan students differentiate between the types of energy waves that cause earthquakes and tsunamis and how waves travel at different speeds.
10th - 12th Science 18 Views 40 Downloads
Fossil Fuels (Part II), The Geology of Oil: Topographic Mapping, Crustal Deformation, Rock Porosity, and Environmental Pollution
Students review an interpretation of geologic history and relate it to the formation of oil deposits. They explore and explain factors controlling the porosity and permeability of sediments and sedimentary rocks. Pupils also interpret topographic maps and construct topographic profiles.
8th - 12th Science 12 Views 46 Downloads
Evaluate Chapters 6-9
Young scholars evaluate various literary elements from the book <i>Dragonwings</i>. In this literature study lesson plan, students complete various activities including a plot diagram, a conflict list, and connecting the climax of the book to real-life disasters.
5th - 7th Language Arts 6 Views 22 Downloads
Take the Pulse of Your Classroom
Young scholars discuss seismic waves. In this science lesson plan, students investigate the acceleration of the floor in the classroom similar to a seismograph. Young scholars observe a three-component seismogram from an earthquake and determine what it states.
6th - 9th Science 4 Views 3 Downloads
When Earth Fails: How Earth?s Physical Changes Cause Natural Disasters
Students examine natural disasters and some safety measures that should be followed. In this natural disaster instructional activity students write a narrative, and research safety procedures.
7th - 12th Science 11 Views 38 Downloads
Outreach in the Aftermath
Students investigate types of aid needed to help Turkey recover and rebuild in the wake of a devastating earthquake on August 17, 1999. They create a plan for a fundraiser or project that they can do to offer assistance to victims of this disaster.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Earthquake Proof Structures
Eighth graders build a structure that is able to withstand a simulated earthquake. They research earthquakes, earthquake measurement, and society's preparation for and reaction to them. Pupils build models and present them to the class, along with their research.
8th Science 4 Views 41 Downloads
Surfing for Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Eighth graders discover a wide range of scientific data on the Internet and use a hands-on activity to apply their research to a finished assignment. They make inferences on the possible location of plate boundaries based on data gathered.
8th Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
Types And Magnitudes Of Earthquakes
Learners investigate the concept of earthquakes and the different types of magnitudes. They research the Richter scale and how it is used to measure the intensities of earthquakes. Students then apply the concept by completing a worksheet to practice it.
6th - 12th Science 8 Views 79 Downloads