Shake it up with Seismographs!

This Shake it up with Seismographs! activity & project also includes:

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 engineering design project. A reflection worksheet is also provided for closure. This would be a creative addition to a unit on seismology.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Pros

  • A thorough lesson, including an anticipatory reading, hands-on activity, and reflection questions
  • Meets Next Generation Science Standards in earth science and engineering
  • Easily used to address Common Core science standards for scientific literacy
Cons

  • None