Seismic Waves Teacher Resources

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Plate Tectonics Cycle — Sixth Grade

For Teachers 6th Standards
Four resources make up a collection that breaks down each part of the plate tectonic cycle, developed by Math/Science Nucleus. With pre- and post-labs, discussion topics, and writing assignments, sixth graders take on a hands-on approach...
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Plate Tectonics Cycle — Fifth Grade

For Teachers 5th
Math/Science Nucleus provides a set of four resources that take a deeper look into the parts of the plate tectonics cycle. Each resource contains hands-on activities and labs to help fifth graders develop a better understanding of one of...
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Plate Tectonics Cycle — Fourth Grade

For Teachers 4th Standards
Looking for a hands-on approach to understanding the Plate Tectonics Cycle? Find it in a collection made up of pre- and post-labs, group discussions, and answering questions. Four resources make up a collection that breaks down each part...
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Plate Tectonics Cycle — Third Grade

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Four resources make up a collection centered around the plate tectonic cycle created by Math/Science Nucleus. Each unit gradually builds upon the other to demonstrate how the movement of Earth's plates plays a role in creating volcanoes...
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Seismic Waves

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students work together to discuss seismic waves. Using seismograph records, they practice determining where the epicenter of the earthquake was located. They identify and illustrate the three types of waves and how the records can be...
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Seismic Waves

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students study seismic waves. In this science lesson, students create seismic waves using everyday objects. Students discuss the different types of seismic waves and observe the effects of seismic waves on gelatin.
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Seismic Waves

For Students 8th
Use a video on seismic waves to explain the differences between s and p waves, as well as the details that they provide about the composition of the rock.
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Seismic Waves

For Students 6th - 10th
In this seismic waves activity, students read and study the science of earthquakes using online resources to complete 8 short answer questions.
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Structural Hazards

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The scientific explanation of seismic waves is detailed in the introduction. A fictional scenario is also provided for your class to discuss. Pictures and handouts that are meant to be included, however, they are not accessible....
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The Mohorovicic Seismic Discontinuity

For Students 8th - 9th
The phenomena observed in the behavior of waves and data received from seismographs can lead us to various conclusions about the densities of material that waves are passing through.
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Earthquakes and Seismic Waves

For Teachers 4th - 9th
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...
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Refraction of Seismic Waves

For Students 8th - 9th
Mr. Khan uses a metaphor of a car to help explain the change in direction of waves as they hit a boundary between two mediums. He then goes on to explain the relationship between the structure and density of the earth and the behavior of...
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Earthquakes and Tectonic Plates

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Here is a comprehensive package in which middle schoolers learn about types of seismic waves, triangulation, and tectonic plate boundaries. Complete vocabulary, colorful maps, and a worksheet are included via links on the webpage. You...
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Earthquakes and Seismic Waves

For Students 6th - 10th
In this earthquake worksheet, students compare and contrast the different types of seismic waves and determine how earthquakes are measured. This worksheet has 1 multiple choice, 3 matching, 3 fill in the blank, and 8 short answer...
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Take the Pulse of Your Classroom

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students discuss seismic waves. In this science lesson, students investigate the acceleration of the floor in the classroom similar to a seismograph. Students observe a three-component seismogram from an earthquake and determine what it...
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Earthquakes

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students inspect the causes and effects of earthquakes and examine how seismic waves travel. In this earthquake lesson, students determine where earthquakes happen and why, before determining how to build an earthquake resistant...
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Earthly Waves

For Teachers 8th Standards
How did scientists discover what lies beneath the earth's surface? Dig a hole? X-ray vision? Guide your class through the types of seismic waves and how these waves helped shed light on Earth's many layers. The included resources provide...
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Wave Watching

For Teachers 6th Standards
Seismologists use the direction and arrival times of p waves and s waves to determine the distance to the source of an earthquake. The engaging lesson has students line up to form human waves. Through different movements when attached,...
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Seismic Waves

For Students 6th - 8th
In this seismic waves worksheet, student will read information about the different types of waves that occur during an earthquake: P (Primary) waves, S (Secondary) waves, and shear waves. Then students will complete 2 short answer...
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Seismic Waves

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify the four types of seismic waves, their characteristics and effects. Then they predict the level of damage each wave might cause in a residential area and test their predictions against several computer animations. ...
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2008

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Throughout this earth science exam, high-school geologists complete a series of multiple choice and short answer questions about the solar system, atmosphere, and earth system. This is an amazing test, as are all of the exams developed...
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Seismic waves

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils discover the differences between P- and S-waves using a slinky. They see that when displacement occurs along a fault, the built up strain of energy is released in the form of seismic waves.
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USGS Seismometer

For Students 5th - 8th
A large black-line diagram of a seismometer fills this page. It is not a activity, but rather an explanation of how a seismometer works. You could make a transparency of it or display it via a video screen when teaching about seismic...
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Earthquakes and Volcanoes

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Nice pictures, maps and informative diagrams are incorporated into this PowerPoint about earthquake types and the types of waves carrying energy produced.  There are a number of pages explaining scientific terminology and diagrams to...

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