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Seismic Waves

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. Finally, students explain what they found the most surprising from the results of these shake tests.

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Resource Details

6th - 12th
Earth Science
3 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
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