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Slinky Lab- Simulating the Motion of Earthquake Waves

Sixth graders simulate primary and secondary waves. In this earthquakes waves activity, 6th graders experiment using a slinky to gain understanding of how waves are created during an earthquake. Students record observations in drawings. students research the epicenter of an earthquake. Students write reflections.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th
Subjects
Science
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Vocabulary