In this earthquake worksheet, students determine the distance of different cities to the epicenter of an earthquake based on the "P" and "S" wave arrivals on the seismographs. This worksheet has 1 graphic organizer and 2 short answer questions.
6th - 10th Science 33 Views 81 Downloads
New Review Earthquake Education Curriculum
In case of earthquake, go to a safe place before posting on social media. The unit includes 12 lessons, most with hands-on activities or experiments. The first six lessons cover the physical process of earthquakes and volcanoes. Lessons...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Shake it up with Seismographs!
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...
3rd - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Earthquakes: Sixth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities
Young seismologists learn more about plate tectonics with a set of pre-lab, lab, and post-lab lessons plans on earthquakes. After exploring how waves travel through various materials, sixth graders record their observations and draw...
New Review Earthquakes Living Lab: Finding Epicenters and Measuring Magnitudes
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...
9th - 12th Science
Slinky Lab- Simulating the Motion of Earthquake Waves
Sixth graders simulate primary and secondary waves. In this earthquakes waves lesson, 6th graders experiment using a slinky to gain understanding of how waves are created during an earthquake. Students record observations in drawings....
Designing Structures to Withstand an Earthquake
Building to shake, rattle, and roll. Using a variety of easily found materials, class members design and build an earthquake-proof building that meets height, load, budget, and strength requirements. Instructors use the provided rubric...
6th - 8th Science
Why Do Buildings Fall in Earthquakes?
There are few natural phenomena as startling as an earthquake, and depending on the building you're in, these experiences can be downright terrifying. Follow along as this video explores the factors that determine how a building reacts...
5 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Does Your Smartphone Know Your Location?
When your smartphone tells you the weather of your current location or gives you directions to the nearest gas station, there's more going on that you might realize. Follow along with this short video as it explains how satellites,...
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
What is the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle?
Not sure how to introduce young physicists to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principal? Well this short video is a great place to start, as it explains how the particle and wave nature of matter makes it impossible to know both the location...
5 mins 10th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
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