Students collect data to compare the 1906 and 1989 California earthquakes, and determine the factors that influence the amount of shaking that occurs in an area due to an earthquake.
Reviews the instruments scientists use to measure earthquake magnitude.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Measuring Earthquake Magnitude.
To use prior knowledge of root words to learn new vocabulary words using Etymology.
To reinforce and increase concept comprehension, and to analyze similarities and differences between topics using a Two Column Table.
Summarize the main idea of a reading, create visual aids, and come up with new questions using a Four Square Concept Matrix.
Students will look at actual seismograph data to identify S and P waves, determine magnitude, learn about finding epicenters, and calculating wave speeds.
Earthquake magnitude is measured on a logarithmic scale so each whole number releases 33 times more energy than the number below it.
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Watch as an engineer installs a seismometer and explains his role in a project to deploy 450 seismometers across the country.
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