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Richter Scale

For Teachers 6th Standards
The 12th lesson in a series of 20 opens with a demonstration of exponential functions using pasta. This concept is connected to the Richter Scale, which is also an exponential function. Scholars compare the exponential scale that...
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Shake it up with Seismographs!

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
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...
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Magnitude of the Richter Scale

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine how a Richter scale operates. They create a booklet illustrating each rating on the scale. They discover how engineers use different measurement tools.
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Earthquake Structures and the Richter Scale

For Teachers 9th
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...
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Earthquakes Rock!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study the main methods to measure earthquakes; the Richter Scale and Mercalli Scale. They make a model of a seismograph and investigate which structural designs are most likely to survive an earthquake.
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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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Simplification of Radical Expressions: Richter Scale Exponents

For Students 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.
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Earthquake Detector

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Young scholars investigate earthquakes and describe the interactions inside the Earth that cause them to occur. Then they research the equipment and systems for detection and measurement of earthquakes. Students also build and engage in...
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Earth Exponential

For Students 7th - 8th
In this Earth exponential learning exercise, students identify and complete 6 different problems that include the strength of earthquakes on Earth. First, they define Richter scale and what it measures. Then, students complete the chart...
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How Big was that Quake?

For Students 6th - 10th
In this earthquake worksheet, students determine the magnitude of an earthquake based on the seismogram reading. This worksheet has 5 problems to solve.
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Comparing the New Madrid and San Andreas Fault Zones

For Students 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...
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Comparing Richter and Mercalli Scales

For Students 8th - 10th
In this Richter and Mercalli scale learning exercise, 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...
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Earthquake Power

For Students 8th - 10th
In this earthquakes worksheet, students learn about the measurements of earthquakes on the Richter scale. They answer six questions about the magnitudes and sizes of earthquakes using two tables of data about earthquakes and the Richter...
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Earthquakes and Volcanoes

For Students 6th - 12th
In this earthquakes and volcanoes activity, students will review how volcanoes are formed and where they are found. Students will describe earthquakes and their magnitudes. Students will use a table to answer questions about tsunamis....
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QuakeFeed Earthquake Map, Alerts and News

For Students 6th - 12th
Amateur seismologists explore Earth's earthquakes in real time using a variety of map styles and parameter selections.
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Earthquakes and Seismic Waves

For Students 6th - 10th
In this earthquake activity, students compare and contrast the different types of seismic waves and determine how earthquakes are measured. This activity has 1 multiple choice, 3 matching, 3 fill in the blank, and 8 short answer questions.
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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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How Do We Measure Earthquakes?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
How is the magnitude of an earthquake measured? How is the intensity of an earthquake measured? What is amplitude in relation to an earthquake? In what country was the largest magnitude earthquake? There is a wealth of information about...
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Hazards: Fourth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 4th Standards
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...
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Earth Shaking Events

For Teachers 6th Standards
The world's largest measured earthquake happened in 1960 in Chile, reaching a terrifying 9.5 magnitude on the Richter Scale. The second lesson plan in the 20-part series introduces earthquakes and fault lines. Scholars map where previous...
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Life Along the Ring of Fire

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research geological forces that create the Ring of Fire and its effects on cultures. They write reports on how natural disasters influence societies.
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Logarithms—How Many Digits Do You Need?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Forget your ID number? Your pupils learn to use logarithms to determine the number of digits or characters necessary to create individual ID numbers for all members of a group. 
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Earthquake Problem

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewShake up things in the classroom. The unit uses earthquakes to bring a real-life connection to finding arc lengths, logarithms, and equations of circles. Small groups determine whether particular towns would have felt an earthquake after...
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Types And Magnitudes Of Earthquakes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students 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...

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