<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1; url=/nojavascript/">

# Measuring Earthquake Magnitude

## Scientists use seismometers to measure earthquake magnitude.

Levels are CK-12's student achievement levels.
Basic Students matched to this level have a partial mastery of prerequisite knowledge and skills fundamental for proficient work.
At Grade (Proficient) Students matched to this level have demonstrated competency over challenging subject matter, including subject matter knowledge, application of such knowledge to real-world situations, and analytical skills appropriate to subject matter.
Advanced Students matched to this level are ready for material that requires superior performance and mastery.

## Measuring Earthquake Magnitude

Covers the instruments scientists use to measure earthquake magnitude.

0
• Lesson Plan

## A Whole Lot of Shakin' Goin' On! Lesson Plan

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.

0
• Practice
0%

0

## Measuring Earthquake Magnitude Quiz

Quiz on Measuring Earthquake Magnitude

0
• Critical Thinking

## Measuring Earthquake Magnitude Discussion Questions

A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Measuring Earthquake Magnitude.

0

## Measuring Earthquake Magnitude Pre Read

To use prior knowledge of root words to learn new vocabulary words using Etymology.

0

## Measuring Earthquake Magnitude Post Read

To reinforce and increase concept comprehension, and to analyze similarities and differences between topics using a Two Column Table.

0
• Real World Application

## Earth Polygraph

Students will look at actual seismograph data to identify S and P waves, determine magnitude, learn about finding epicenters, and calculating wave speeds.

1
• Real World Application

## Mexico City, 1985

Describes the plate tectonics setting of the 1985 earthquake and why Mexico City was so hard hit.

0
• Study Guide

## Measuring Earthquake Magnitude Study Guide

This study guide summarizes the key points of Measuring Earthquake Magnitude. You can download and customize it to suit your needs and study habits.

0

## Seismogram: Regional Earthquake

Illustrates a seismograph recording an earthquake 50 miles away.

0
• Flashcards