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Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami, 2004

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The BBC reports on the Indian Ocean tsunami that occurred in 2004 off the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia as a result of an earthquake. Footage of the waves and destruction around the area is shown. Maps delineate the quake's epicenter and...
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Finding the Epicenter

For Teachers 6th Standards
The epicenter is the point on the ground above the initial point of rupture. The 10th lesson in a series of 20 encourages scholars to learn to triangulate the epicenter of an earthquake based on the arrival times of p waves and s waves....
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Earthquakes: Third Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Introduce third graders to energy waves with a hands-on geology activity, in which they answer questions and compare seismograms in the San Francisco Bay area. After a demonstration that shows how bigger waves indicate a high-intensity...
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Plotting Earthquakes

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Young scholars plot earthquakes on a map. In this lesson on earthquakes, students will explore recent earthquake activity in California and Nevada. Young scholars will plot fault lines and earthquake occurrences on a map.
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Finding Epicenters

For Students 6th - 10th
In this earthquake worksheet, students use the seismographs from different locations to determine the epicenter for the earthquake. Students plot the epicenter on a map. This worksheet has 1 graphic organizer.
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Evaluating an Illinois Earthquake

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students develop awareness of occurrences of earthquakes in Illinois and their past and potential future damage, and examine distribution of earthquakes in central U.S. regions.
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What are Earthquakes?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Here is a scientific presentation of earthquakes. The elastic rebound theory is explained, as well as the different types of waves and how they are measured. Just a note: Slide number 15 has a diagram that is upside down. Enable editing...
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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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Earthquakes Living Lab: Finding Epicenters and Measuring Magnitudes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pairs use an online simulation to determine the epicenter and magnitude of an earthquake. Using real data about the earthquake's maximum S wave amplitudes, they then determine the magnitude. The resource provides a great career...
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Earthquakes: Fifth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 5th
After learning about P waves and S waves, fifth graders view the intensity of earthquakes by examining seismographs and images of earthquake damage. Young scientists then forecasting future quakes by analyzing data about earthquakes...
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Earthquakes Living Lab: FAQs about P Waves, S Waves and More

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Let's talk about earthquakes .... Using the Internet, pupils research what causes earthquakes, how scientists measure them, their locations, and their effects. The resource is not only informative, but it also builds crucial research...
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Earthquakes: Fourth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 4th Standards
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...
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Earthquakes

For Teachers 10th - 11th
In this earthquakes worksheet, students define where earthquakes occur and why they mostly occur along crustal plate boundaries in the Pacific. Then they describe where an earthquake begins and what measures the distance to the...
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Measuring Earthquakes

For Teachers 4th - 8th
After a brief discussion on earthquakes, make a makeshift seismograph to record the shaking of the table that it sits upon. While the background information will be useful to you as a teacher, the seismograph does not seem like it would...
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Earthquake Crossword Puzzle

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this earthquake crossword worksheet, students read ten clues and determine which word in the word box best matches. Students fit their answers in a crossword puzzle.
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Earthquake Vocabulary

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this earthquakes worksheet, students read definitions of 10 words that pertain to earthquakes and match them to the words in a word box.
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Earthquake Alphabet Activity

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this earthquake activity activity, students examine 10 earthquake-related terms and then put those terms into alphabetical order.
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Earthquake Challenge

For Students 4th - 6th
In this earthquake facts review or quiz worksheet, students read descriptive statements and choose the correct multiple choice answer. Students write 13 answers.
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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 Volcanoes Post Assessment

For Students 6th Standards
The final lesson in the 20-part series is a post assessment covering earthquakes and volcanoes. Twenty-three questions incorporate each of the previous lessons through multiple choice, justified multiple choice, expanded multiple choice,...
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Faults are at Fault: Where Earthquakes Occur

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners plot the locations of faults and then map recent earthquakes in order to see the relationship between earthquakes and faults. They identify that earthquakes occur along faults at plate boundaries and also, along patches of...
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Earthquakes

For Students 5th - 6th
After reading an article on earthquakes and tsunamis, students answer a series of multiple choice questions about what they have learned. All answers can be found within the article, making this a good way to prepare for reading...
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Earthquakes And Fault Lines

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss major causes of earthquakes and identify famous fault lines, access and map information about ten largest earthquakes in world from 1989 to 1998, and theorize about location of these earthquakes as they relate to Earth's...
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Know Your Boundaries: Earthquake Lessons in the Classroom

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
With all the recent attention on Haiti, and now Chile, it is the perfect time to teach your students about earthquakes!