Richter Scale Teacher Resources
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Shake it up with Seismographs!Lesson Planet
3rd - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Shake things up in your STEM or earth science classroom when you have small groups construct their own seismographs. A reading assignment on the history of seismographs, the Richter scale, and current technology sets the stage for the...
Earthquake Structures and the Richter ScaleLesson Planet
Challenge your classes to build a structure resistant to forces of nature. Using common spaghetti and marshmallows, young scientists apply their knowledge of engineering to design a structure that withstands a simulated earthquake. Their...
Earthquakes: Fourth Grade Lesson Plans and ActivitiesLesson Planet
4th CCSS: Adaptable
Examine earthquake intensities and ways to measure an earthquake through the comparison of the Mercalli and Richter scales. After completing the pre-lab worksheet, fourth graders compare high and low intensity quakes by testing the...
Simplification of Radical Expressions: Richter Scale ExponentsLesson Planet
8th - 11th
Shake up your lessons with with a radical resource. Scholars use a slider to view the Richter scale magnitude and amplitude of historical earthquakes. They use powers of 10 to compare the amplitudes of different earthquakes.
Comparing the New Madrid and San Andreas Fault ZonesLesson Planet
7th - 10th
In this faults worksheet, students use an earthquake reference sheet to find the numbers for a modified Mercalli and Richter scale. They compare the San Andreas Fault zone and the New Madrid fault zone on the United States map. They...
Comparing Richter and Mercalli ScalesLesson Planet
8th - 10th
In this Richter and Mercalli scale worksheet, students answer questions about these two types of scales and how to read each. They answer questions about the Mercalli scale and Richter scale given percentages and magnitudes of earthquakes.
Hazards: Fourth Grade Lesson Plans and ActivitiesLesson Planet
4th CCSS: Adaptable
Learn about damage associated with earthquakes and materials that best withstand a quake. A lab engages class members in the experimental design and construction of sturdy structures that can endure various earthquake intensities. Groups...